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Suffolk Libraries Presents: Madame Butterfly - matinee showing

    Suffolk Libraries Presents

  • Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP

  • Wed 18 Apr, 2018
  • 1430 –

  • Tickets: £10, under 12s £8

A young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San, clings on to the belief that her arranged marriage to a visiting American naval officer, Lieutenant Pinkerton, is loving and permanent. However, she finds her romantic idyll shattered when he deserts her shortly after their marriage, but she lives in hope that one day he will return.

Set against the backdrop 20th century Japan, the story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism.

Tickets available from the library and Southwold Arts Centre.