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On demand: Tin

Recorded at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, United Kingdom

West Cornwall, 1895. A once-glorious tin mine, on which the whole town has depended for generations, is on its last legs.

A weather-beaten opera company arrives to give a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in the town hall and finds itself tangled up in a scam to offload worthless shares in the mine. When the mine unexpectedly yields up new treasures, melodrama starts to spill over into everyday life, reputations crumble and any notion of fair play is abandoned.

The fate of the whole community rests on the courage of one feisty young maid.

Written & directed by Bill Scott, based on the novel Tin by Edward Bosanketh
Featuring Beethoven's Fidelio & original songs & music by Russell Pascoe & Bill Scott
Cast: Helen Bendell, Stuart Boother, Elaine Claxton, Benjamin Dyson, Ben Luxon, Tom Mcveigh, Dean Nolan, Dominic Power, Jason Squibb, Abigail Sudbury.
Musical director: David Keefe, with cello played by Catherine Lake
Design: Jude & Alan Munden
Choir project led by Tim Yealland on behalf of ETO
Featuring the wonderful Tin Community Choir from across Cornwall & Devon

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