The Voyage is a 12-minute long opera in two acts. The piece, a collaboration between the composer Michael Wolters and theatre company Stan's Cafe, concerns the constructed nature of nationality in a mobile world and takes the dynamics of emigration and immigration - departure and return as its dramatic substance.
The piece is tied to the Olympics through the narrative of a mythological figure who leaves home and travels overseas to face trials in the hope of returning a hero.
This will be a concert version of the piece, played alongside a film of the original performance in Birmingham.
The film's most striking feature is the dynamic relationship with the audience. Mounted on castors, the seating bank was designed to roll slowly 20 metres from and to the action.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.