Here at Consensus Opera we aim to bring the best local actors and singers together to perform works combining drama with high quality operatic music, whilst at the same time raising money for worthy charitable causes.


The last few years have been busy for Consensus. After Oscar Wilde’s timeless political comedy An Ideal Husband in 2012 and William Wycherley’s classic Restoration comedy The Country Wife in May 2013, we performed Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s comedy masterpiece The Rivals in June 2014.

theatre-stageThen following our acclaimed RSC Open Stages production of The Merry Wives of Windsor in 2011, our 2014 autumn concert The Touches of Sweet Harmony was selected as an RSC Open Stages 2013-2016 event and was performed as part of the Stratford Music Festival Fringe.


Then October 2015 saw us return to Oscar Wilde for his comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. With another wonderful cast plus music by Cole Porter and his contemporaries this production was the first where we donated money to local charities from all four performances.  As a result we helped to raise over £2200 for very worthy local causes through your loyal support for live local theatre.

Preparations are now well underway for Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer which will take place from 10 to 14 October 2017 in and around Stratford.  Watch this space for details!

Remember, we are always pleased to hear from charities looking to raise funds for local worthy causes. Thank you for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you at our next production.

Stratford Herald reviews

"...the show opened with immediate impact...the entire cast had the audience on side from the very beginning."

"...the most wonderfully complicated musical quintets were of a standard worthy of a much larger venue and audience..."

"...what they seem to have mastered is the art of bringing wonderful operatic music blended with well-chosen plays to a wider audience..."

"The cast seemed to have been cherry-picked for the occasion also. Certainly some of the finest singers and actors were among those taking to the stage, making this already excellent production sensational."

"This portrayal of fashionable contemporary society of the day and its hypocrisy was brought to life by some stunning performances."

"...Claire Johnson and Joan Self boasted to be amateur but offered a world-class performance any professional would be proud of..."

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