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Madama Butterfly - Puccini

Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Festival 2015

London, UK

Director: Julia Burbach

Music Director: Paul Wingfield

Designer: Naomi Dawson

Costume Designer: Cecile Tremolieres

Lighting Designer: Nao Nagai

Assistant Director: Mark Burns

Surtitles: Mark Burns

Cio-Cio-San: Natasha Jouhl

B.F. Pinkerton: Thomas Atkins

Suzuki: Ayaka Tanimoto

Sharpless: Gareth Brynmore John

Goro: Christopher Diffey

Prince Yamadori: Nick Dwyer

The Bonze: Freddie Tong

Imperial Commissioner: Freddie Long

Kate Pinkerton: Grace Carter


Kasia Andrzejewska

Olivia Martin

Roxanna Korda

Isky Roberts

Rebecca Moulton

Elaine Borg

Matthew Haas

Rhys Cook

David Padua


Ohmid Salehi

Robert Workman

…So it’s a bold move to take a work that so many people know and love, and radically reinterpret it…Julia Burbach’s new Madama Butterfly is original, memorable and highly effective; I’ll certainly never look at the story in quite the same way again…the unique twist ending leaves us with a feeling of a story not yet finished…



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