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Audio slideshow: The cutting edge of opera

Cosmetic surgery might not be the most obvious subject for an opera, but a new production opening in Leeds looks at the work of an unscrupulous fictional plastic surgeon - Dr Needlemeier.

Skin Deep is a satirical operetta - with music by David Sawer - and dialogue by Armando Iannucci, the man behind multi award winning radio and television comedy shows The Thick of It, I'm Alan Partridge and The Day Today.

Here - with final rehearsals under way - both men explain what inspired them, and why many cast members have to fall into a giant pedal bin on stage.

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Slideshow by Paul Kerley.
Publication date 14 January 2009.


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