Royal Opera House To Present ‘The Lost Thing’ This December

By David Salazar

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden is set to present composer Jules Maxwell “The Lost Thing” this December at the Linbury Theatre in London.

The work, which is based on Shaun Tan’s illustrated book, will feature a cast of disabled and non-disabled singers, dancers, and musicians in a collaboration between the Royal Opera and the Candoco Dance Company.

Timothy Burke will be the music director on the production with Ben Wright working as both director and choreographer. Set and video design will be provided by Will Holt while Rike Zöllner will design costumes; Douglas O’Connell will be the animator on the production.

Tan’s “The Lost Thing” was previously adapted into an Oscar-winning animated short film and tells the story of Shaun who collects bottle tops and discovers a strange creature that is out of place. He eventually helps the creature find a place of belonging.

The production is set to run between Dec. 7, 2019 and end in Jan. 4, 2020. Performances are set to last approximately one hour and 30 minutes with one intermission.