Music Theatre Wales & Scottish Opera

The Devil Inside

Devil Land


9 February 7.30pm


£15 - £25
Concessions: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

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Main House

Running time approximately 1 hour 50 minutes including interval.
Sung in English

Pre-show talk at 6.30pm

The performance will have surtitles

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The Devil Inside is a gritty, glittery, Faustian folktale, set firmly in the twenty-first century. Inspired by The Bottle Imp, a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this brand new opera echoes his most famous tale The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Two friends stumble upon a bottle that will change their lives, a bottle that can grant any wish. But there's a catch and the bottle demands a payment… Will the pair find their happy-ever-after or will the bottle be their undoing?

This evening of magic and enchantment, with a touch of Tales of the Unexpected, will keep you guessing, and leave you thinking ‘be careful what you wish for’.

The Devil Inside follows the outstanding success of Ghost Patrol, the previous opera written for Music Theatre Wales by composer Stuart MacRae and renowned novelist Louise Welsh. Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award and nominated for an Olivier, The Financial Times said 'it does everything modern opera is supposed to do: it asks questions, stirs the imagination, challenges complacency, grabs the heart. You come out feeling different – about love, life and death.'

A co-commission and co-production with Scottish Opera.

Find backstage info, get to know the cast and creative team and lots more here.

Read a scene by scene synopsis of The Devil Inside here

Show Times

Tuesday 9 Febraury 2016 7.30pm


Spirited operatic update of a sinister tale ***** The Guardian

**** The Scotsman

***** The Herald Scotland

***** Opera Brittania

**** The Times

**** The Financial Times

Audience Feedback

"A wonderful work. Beautifully scored. Powerful libretto."

"Music was enthralling & moving with moments of pure beauty."

Cast & Team

Rachel Kelly

Nicholas Sharratt

Ben McAteer

Steven Page


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