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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.
The Pirates of Penzance
Booking until Mar 25
The Winter's Tale
Opens Feb 27
Opens Mar 15
Opens Apr 07
Bat Out of Hell
Opens Jun 05
Until March 25, 2017
All aboard for the return of Mike Leigh's production of this quintessential Gilbert and Sullivan sea-fairing comic opera! Ever since it's first turn on the London stage in 1880, The Pirates of Penzance has been a firm favourite with opera audiences, enamoured with the tale of Frederic and his life with the colourful Pirates of Penzance and his quest for true love!
February 27-March 14, 2017
Following his star turn in the Threepenny Opera as Mack The Knife, Shakespeare veteran Rory Kinnear takes his love of the opera one step further in 2017 when he helms a brand-new production of The Winter's Tale by ENO's resident composer Ryan Wigglesworth. Kinnear's first foray into directing, he won an Olivier Award in 2014 for his role as Iago in the National Theatre's production of Othello.
March 15-24, 2017
Handel's comedic cross-dressing opera sees the pursuit of one woman by four suitors, ironically one of them being a woman herself! This 2008 Olivier Award-winning production by revisionist opera director Christopher Alden returns to the ENO for the 2017 season, with the action brought forward to the Surrealist 1920s. Christian Curnyn conducts, with Alden helming the production and Sarah Tynan singing the titular role.
April 7-May 13, 2017
Tony winner and consummate Jean Valjean Alfie Boe returns to the West End alongside classical cross-over artist Katherine Jenkins for 41 performances only of a brand new staging of Roger's and Hammerstein's musical of second chances. Famous for originating football anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' amongst a host of other beloved tunes from the iconic writing and composing duo, this hotly anticipated revival is directed by Lonny Price, (the man responsible for 2016's Sunset Boulevard), and features the ENO's 40 piece orchestra and chorus.
June 5-August 22, 2017
It is a truth universally acknowledged that most iconic concept albums worth their salt will eventually be adapted into a rock and roll musical experience to be enjoyed by euphoric audiences. Surprising then, that it took so long for Jim Steinman and Meatloaf's influential rock opera to make it to the stage, but fear not, for it will be exploding onto the West End in Summer 2017. With 20 classic bops, including 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light', 'Heaven Can Wait' and more, you won't have to wait to long dust off your leather jackets and rockabilly denim and prepare to rock, hard!
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