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Your Story, your Voice, your Stage

Your Story, your Voice, your Stage

Posted on 27 October 2020 by Pippa McClounan


Join opera company Second Movement and other adults with Tourette Syndrome to perform in a new opera about TS.

An opera making and performance project for adults with Tourette Syndrome

Presented by Second Movement in partnership with Tourettes Action


Over the summer, a group of adults with TS from across the UK have been working with composer Michael Betteridge to create a new opera. The opera is all about their stories and experiences and it’s now ready to be rehearsed, performed and recorded!

We’re now looking for people to join the project and perform on the recording of the opera.

You don’t need to have any previous experience of singing or performing to take part. The project is also open to anyone who would like to take part in the rehearsals only or are unsure about recording.

Here’s a video from Michael which explains more about the project


There will be 4 group rehearsal sessions taking place over November on zoom. Everyone will also be asked to spend some time to practice their part at home, and to record themselves performing it. Home rehearsals and recording will be supported by Second Movement’s team.

Once everyone has recorded their parts Michael will work with a sound engineer to create a complete recording, which will also feature professional musicians. The next stage of Your Story, Your Voice, Your Stage is to create a film to accompany the recording, which together will make our finished product, a digital opera! The opera will be shared with everyone who has contributed to its making.

The first rehearsal session is on Tuesday 3rd November, 6.30-8.30pm.

There is more information about taking part and what to expect in the PDF download at the top right of this page. 

If you would like to sign up to take part or have any queries please contact Michele at Tourettes Action:

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