PETER GRIMES ON ALDEBURGH BEACH
Written By: Montagu Slater
Directed By: Margaret Williams
Starring: Alan Oke
The film Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach – premièred in the UK on 1st September 2013 and had a nationwide theatrical release in September. It had an encore release on 22nd November and a DVD release on 25th November 2013.
‘Peter Grimes’ by composer Benjamin Britten is appreciated by opera audiences around the globe for its visceral beauty and moving portrayal of a small seaside community, struggling to accept the fisherman Peter Grimes, whose young apprentices have disappeared in suspicious circumstances. As part of Britten’s centenary ‘Peter Grimes’ came home in a landmark open-air staging by Aldeburgh Music of ‘Grimes on the Beach’, on the very beach that inspired the opera. This unique event was captured for exclusive cinema screenings and DVD release.
★★★★★ ‘An extraordinary spectacle.’ The Independent