A Shoe Full of Stars

Omar Shahryar Composer
Ed Harris
Ruth Mariner Director
With North Huddersfield Trust School

In association with Dark Inventions, The Active Change Foundation and Lydia Wilson.

Winner of the prize for Best Opera for Young People at the international YAMAwards 2018, A Shoe Full of Stars was created with teenagers from North Huddersfield Trust School aboaut their reactions to terrorist attacks.

This comic, modern opera was created for younger audiences, mixing styles from classical to grime. A Shoe Full of Stars is a funny, touching and extraordinary opera, reported on widely by national TV news networks.


Channel 4 News visited the premiere of A Shoe Full of Stars, watch the report with footage from the production and behind the scenes interviews.

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A Shoe Full of Stars was supported by: