The Phantom of the Opera with live music by Minima

After the resounding success of our silent film presentation last season, we are delighted to welcome back Minima this year to accompany a screening of The Phantom of the Opera.

Minima are an acclaimed four-piece band, formed in 2006, specialising in silent-film accompaniment using a variety of instruments to produce their distinctive sound. As well as entertaining us last year, Minima have performed to accompany a broad repertoire of silent films in many different venues, including London’s Barbican earlier this year.

Many times remade and re-interpreted, this 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney in the title role, remains a cinematic feast. There are elaborate sets, colour tinting, and even a key scene shot in an early form of Technicolor.

This should prove to be a fun evening, enjoyable even by those of a sensitive disposition! This special event is included in our programme at no extra charge for CFS members. Make sure you don’t miss it, so save the date: 24 October, 19:45.