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St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Year opened: 1904
Located in St. Martin's Lane, the London Coliseum is one of the biggest family variety theatres in London. It was opened in 1904 and was designed by architect Frank Matcham with the intention of the venue being one of the finest music halls for entertainment. Until 1968, the venue was used for a range of events including film screenings, musical comedies, plays and variety shows. Sadler's Wells Opera Company (now the English National Opera) took over the venue in 1968, and along with the English National Ballet, the venue is used primarily for opera.
Booking until Dec 02
Opens Oct 25
Opens Nov 18
Opens Dec 13
Opens Feb 13, 2018
Until December 2, 2017
The English National Opera bring together the combined force of their performers, chorus, and orchestra for Verdi's epic. First performed in Cairo in 1871, Aida has come to be synonymous with grand operas and is still one of the most performed works in the canon. With militaristic flourishes and tender romance, it is one of Verdi's finest scores and when paired with the sorry tale of passion and loyalty, is truly an exceptional theatrical experience from the opera novice to the veteran.
October 25-November 15, 2017
Darkness and treachery abound in Handel's bitter tale of a wife grieving the exile of her husband. Forced by his usurper to love him, her loyalty and sanity is stretched to breaking point when the exiled king returns in disguise to reclaim his throne. Intense and dramatic, Handel contradicts the action with an exquisitely arresting score.
November 18-December 3, 2017
Marnie is the story of a young woman who makes her way through life defrauding employers before moving on with a new identity to start the charade again. This world premiere production from Nico Muhly (Two Boys) draws on the classic novel by Winston Graham and Alfred Hitchcock's tense screenplay to create a new portrait of the troubled Marnie.
December 13, 2017-January 6, 2018
A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet. The production's beautiful dancing, sets and costumes are made even more memorable by the impressive interiors of the London Coliseum.
February 13-April 7, 2018
It's the whimsy of Fairyland against the lechery of the House of Lords in this classic Savoy opera from the hilarious 18th-century duo Gilbert and Sullivan. A thinly veiled dig at the politics of the time, fans of Victoriana will love this upbeat satirical fantasy that parodies not only Queen Vic, but her relationship with 'close companion' John Brown, the Tory opposition and the Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone. Who says the past is a foreign country? In Iolanthe, it's a fairytale Queendom!
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