THE MAGIC FLUTE

In 2010, I was commissioned by The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter to write a fresh libretto for Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'.  Controversial at the time, this show opened the new Bike Shed Theatre and went on to be produced in Bristol by Red Triangle Theatre.

MONOSTATOS:

 

When it comes to being human                     When it comes to brains and beauty

every race and creed and colour,                   some would say I am a monster

there's one thing that binds us tighter          but one thing still makes me human

than the air that we are breathing                 I need love, like any other

than the air that we are breathing                 I need love, like any other

We need love like we need food                    Why must love be freely given,

We need love like we need water.                 why should love just not be taken

We need love like we need shelter.               why should love just not be taken

Though without it hearts will falter                And the balance sheet of passion

love's not something we can buy                   should show a healthy profit

love's not something we can buy                   should show a healthy profit

love's not something we can buy                   should show a healthy profit

 

 

 

 

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