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News and reviews

Quotes and Reviews

A small selection of comments from press and audience members:

"What joy to see a project of this nature really work on almost every level. The piece has great music, a great story and is brilliantly realized - and all this with the Carousel singers, a group of exuberant learning disabled youngsters who have at all stages been a part of the creative process. It would be hard to imagine this work being made or performed by anyone else, they have such strong ownership of the work. So much so that for just a moment I pondered how great it would be to hear the excellent songs performed by a choir of great singers - but it was for only a moment. Immediately I realized that it simply did not need that. Gold Run touched the audience in a way that dispelled the feeling of ‘Aw, didn't they do well' and replaced it with ‘My god, this is quite brilliant." Andrew Kay, Latest 7

"What a truly fantastic premiere of Gold Run yesterday! The show was brilliant, a great mix of music, movement and video production and lots of humour." Peter Chivers, Brighton & Hove Music Advisory Service

"I have been at Glyndebourne now for 23 years and I can honestly say that Gold Run was one of the most inspiring projects I have ever been involved in. Also to express my total admiration for the selfless efforts with which you enable these truly life changing experiences to happen. A really wonderful experience that I will always remember." Stephen Cowin, Stage Manage, Glyndebourne