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Dawn Again: A Rap Opera
Comedy + New Writing

Dawn Again: A Rap Opera

One man, two girlfriends, their midwife & a politician – a rap opera

Government special adviser Elliot has a problem - his two girlfriends are giving birth on the same day in the same hospital. To keep his infidelities a secret, he needs the reluctant support of overworked midwife, Liz, but things are much more complicated than even Elliot can imagine.

Fast-paced, farcical & hilariously funny, with every line rapped, Dawn Again is a unique theatrical experience.

Written by Claudio Elliston, aka Cloudy Clouds, a rapper who was inspired to create a hip hopera for the stage after the success of his short rap opera for the screen, Uber Pool.

A finalist in the 2022 LET (Les Enfants Terribles) Awards for "exceptional emerging work", Dawn Again is directed by his sister, Rafaela Elliston. Actor & theatre-maker Rafaela explains: “My job is to take Claudio’s witty lyrics & zany ideas and to use clever set design, creative choreography & the audience’s imagination to put together a mixed-up, modern-day farce for fringe theatre.”


Writer | Claudio Elliston (Cloudy Clouds)
Director | Rafaela Elliston
Producers | Claudio Elliston, Rafaela Elliston and Juliet Elliston
Stage Manager | Lesley Clay
Stage Designer | Piran Jeffcock

Liz | Zara Cooke
Bella | Annie Foreman
Elliot | Claudio Elliston
Helen | Rachel Goodacre
David | Ed Petrie
Linda | Cathy Mcmanamon

Ticket Price

£10 - £15


20 - 26 Feb


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 60 minutes
Age Guidance | 12+
Please note 22 & 23 Feb performances will be filmed.


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