the egg

Peace at Last

  • 21 - 22 Sept
Peace at Last

Event Information

Sat & Sun 11.30am & 3pm

Running time: 30 mins
(+15 mins play)

Running time: 45 minutes

No performance info available

Based on the picture book by
Jill Murphy

Mr Bear can’t sleep. Mrs Bear is snoring. So he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane. So he goes to sleep in the living room…

Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose team up with Gallions Primary School in Newham to create this new opera based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations. Performed in a new composition for three singers, accompanied by harp and woodwind.

Running time: approximately 30 minutes, followed by playtime.


From Primary School Teachers in Hackney & Newham:

“We had an amazing experience! Thank you for giving our children an experience of a lifetime.”

“It was absolutely excellent. It is the same quality as a West End show!”

“A special treat and something that as a five-year-old you’ll never forget. Inspiring a new generation.” 

Sat & Sun 11.30am & 3pm

£9 Standard Price
£8 Children & Students

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Opera Up Close

OperaUpClose is an ambitious, Olivier Award-winning opera company, producing innovatively staged, unintimidating, affordable and – crucially – high quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works and premieres of new operas. We are an associate artist at The Old Church, an associate company of Soho Theatre and co-produce with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Tricycle Theatre, Kings Place and Malmö Opera (Sweden). We tour across the UK as well as some international engagements.

  • Box Office phone lines are currently open from 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here