Director Martin Danziger
Assistant Directors Lu Kemp and Adrienne Kapstein
Designers Sarah Helyar, Kerith Ogden
Musical Director Will Todd
Music: Lys Ensemble and Sisu Percussion Ensemble
Company Northlands Festival
Promenade opera in an Old Bus Depot bringing together professional performers and musicians with over 400 community participants for a spectacular promenade adaptation of Bizet's classic.
This was a huge community project directed and conceived by Martin Danziger to bring together hundreds of mainly young people throughout Caithness. This was a hugely impressive event... the whole thing was quite extraordinary and the audience had a wonderful time... a promenade production of love and desire, fire and death...
A show that fired the imagination … a spectacular and imaginative production … a theatre spectacular unlike anything Caithness has ever seen … the 450 strong cast brought a sense of enthusiasm and achievement … a highly enjoyable and entertaining show. There are images here that will linger long in the memory of everyone here.
The audience was captivated from the opening scenes where the march of the Toreador set a frantic pace for the rest of Bizet's tragic love story. The cast and production team put on a wonderful display with giant sized puppets, fire dancers and stilt walkers to create one of the most successful and unusual pieces of theatre in Scotland.
North Tonight, Grampian Television
The organisers of Carmen promised the people of the North a theatre spectacular unlike anything Caithness had ever seen - and last night they delivered. The event was amazing and for many members of the audience it is something they will remember for a very long time. Martin Danziger and his team are to be publicly applauded for the vision and hard work. This show is a credit to the organisers, the participants at all levels and the community in general.
John O'Groat Journal