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rise & fall of the city of mahagonny

The Royal Opera House London

HUFFINGTON POST

“Go see it! You will be amazed and enthralled!”

★★★★★

HUFFINGTON POST

“Go see it! You will be amazed and enthralled!”

★★★★★

Mahagonny is an imaginary land of sin and commerce, where the ultimate crime is being unable to pay your bar tab.  We follow jimmy heading to mahagonny in hope of freedom and ultimately finding his execution.


The show has two sets, 1 for each act.  The first is a container truck that expands and contracts, opens and closes and rotates that is fully video mapped using encoders and d3 media server.  The second act is a 15m high wall of sea containers that rises out of the stage at the beginning of act 2.


All of the scenery is mapped with a constant presence of video. Shouting out brechtian slogans to the audience, scenes of destruction and debauchery, advertising and live cameras.

Fray Team

Video Design: Finn Ross

Animation: Adam Young

Creative Team

Directed: John Fulljames

Set design: Es Devlin

Lighting: Bruno Poet

Costume: Christina Cunningham

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