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One-man Madam Butterfly flutters in

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

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IT'S the mid-1930s in Georgia USA. Tomisaburo, the son of Madam Butterfly, has journeyed from Japan in the hope of meeting his father for the first time.

In his suitcase are two things his mother's servant Suzuki gave him on her deathbed: his mother's wedding fan and the dagger on which his grandfather sacrificed himself. However, Pinkerton is now governor of Georgia and campaigning for election to the American senate. The sudden arrival of his mixed race illegitimate son sets an unstoppable chain of events. Will Pinkerton reject or embrace his only child?

Madame Butterfly: The One Man Opera is presented by Ignacio Jarquin, who was born in Mexico City and studied music in Vienna and Paris.

He has been musical director and conductor of many choirs and orchestras, including the Paris Symphonic Orchestra, the Spanish National Symphony Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Orchestra and Choir. After moving to the UK in 2001, Ignacio became the musical director of the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus and in 2003 became a member of Brighton's acclaimed Prodigal Theatre. His one-man shows, Caruso and The Quake, and Caruso and The Monkey House Trial won him four star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008 and 2010.

You can see the show this Friday at 8pm at The Poly, Falmouth. Tickets: £12 / £10. There is a special buy one get one free offer on tickets if you book over the phone or in person

See www.thepoly.org for more details.

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