Fever Pitch the Opera

HOT is delighted to announce our next show, the first ever musical staging of Nick Hornby's iconic Highbury novel, Fever Pitch.


Hornby’s book follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, intertwining stories of matches and the fortunes of the club with those of his own life as a writer. Composer Scott Stroman (HOT's Artistic Director) and librettist Tamsin Collison have re-imagined it as a comedy/drama featuring a cast of five professional actors and ten professional musicians with a large community chorus that includes 40 local school children. With a musical style encompassing classical and jazz to terrace chants and folk-rock, the show reflects the diversity of our community and our common love of music that draws people together.


HOT is grateful for support from Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation, Islington Council,  the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust and the Arsenal Foundation. 


22-24 Sept 2017



Union Chapel

Compton Terrace

London N1 2UN



Available here from 15 June



Please note that Fever Pitch includes occasional mild swearing and is not suitable for children under 8.

Get involved

The large community chorus of the show will be drawn from all over Highbury and north London. For more information on getting involved, click here.

Children's Chorus

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The writing process

Read more about the show's creators - HOT's Artistic Director Scott Stroman and librettist Tamsin Collison. 

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