Merry Opera bringing The Barber of Seville to Yarmouth

The Merry Opera Company's touring production of The Barber of Seville. Directo John Ramster was born

The Merry Opera Company's touring production of The Barber of Seville. Directo John Ramster was born in Great Yarmouth and brought up in Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

Following last year’s Kiss me, Figaro! in East Anglia which garnered five star reviews and sent audiences home both smiling and moved, Merry Opera return to St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth on Saturday, February 21 with their national tour of Rossini’s great comic opera The Barber of Seville.

And the director of the opera is John Ramster who was born in Yarmouth and brought up in Lowestoft?

The East Coast is still very dear to John’s heart.

“There’s nothing like that view of the North Sea. It’s in my bones. I get back whenever I can - I have a big extended family in Gorleston and Lowestoft,” John said. “To be able to return with a fun show like The Barber of Seville is a real privilege - I hope it helps people banish the winter blues with a blast of Spanish sunshine!’

The show is colourful and larger than life – set in an exaggerated world of the traditional barbershop with a large shaving brush; a giant hair tonic bottle, fabulous frocks and a plethora of newly fashionable moustaches to create an exclusive cocktail of style, which aims to delight both connoisseurs and opera newcomers.

Call St George’s Theatre box office for details.