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Brick Row



Film Premiere

8th May 2021​


Mrs Bates - Claire Wild

Mrs Smith - Fleur de Bray

Mrs Hickling - Rachel Maby

Mr Taylor - Roland Harrad,


Director & Librettist

Ruth Mariner



Leo Geyer



Sebastian Freeburn


Make-up & Hair

Monica Montalvo


Prop Design

Holly Pigott


Film Production - YSP Media


Director & Editor

Christopher Bevan


Jackie Teboul


Location Sound Engineer

Benjamin Hodge 


In this original piece, three of Constella's performers showcase the architectural history of Darley Abbey, focusing on the houses of Brick Row, which were built to attract workers away from the industrial hub of Derby and into the new industry of Darley Abbey.

Brick Row is dedicated to Jane Manning OBE (1938 - 2021), the extraordinary new music soprano and a patron of Constella.

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As part of Constella's Spin A Tale, a partnership with Derbyshire’s Darley Abbey to bring its heritage to life through a series of seven short films with newly commissioned dance, music and drama. 

Click here to explore the other works created for Spin A Tale including Constella's collaborations with the local community. 

Spin A Tale was produced by Constella OperaBallet in collaboration with Beam, supporting Darley Abbey Day 2021 for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

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Darley Abbey Community Association 

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