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  • La Boheme

    Jan 31 - Feb 27, 2022

  • The Cunning Little Vixen

    Feb 18 - Mar 1, 2022

  • Cosi Fan Tutte - English National Opera

    Mar 10 - 22, 2022

  • The Handmaid's Tale

    Apr 4 - 14, 2022

  • My Fair Lady

    May 7 - Aug 27, 2022

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La Boheme

January 31 - February 27, 2022

Puccini's gift for writing emotional music is brought to the fore in La Boheme's tale of doomed love in poverty-stricken Paris. This powerfully popular opera returns for another revival of Jonathan Miller's lovingly intimate staging, whose 2009 opening night made broadcasting history when Sky Arts simultaneously screened live both the onstage action and the backstage excitement.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

February 18 - March 1, 2022

The English National Opera presents Leo Janacek's extraordinary opera The Cunning Vixen in February 2022, directed by Jamie Manton following his work with the ENO's talent development programme Studio Live. An exploration of our relationship with nature, The Cunning Little Vixen vividly tells the tale of a smart female fox who is captured by a gamekeeper, and how their chance meeting changes both their lives forever.

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Cosi Fan Tutte - English National Opera

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March 10 - 22, 2022

Innovative director Phelim McDermott - who returns to direct this production - has been praised for his visionary reinterpretation of this challenging comedy, called "witty, exuberant and quietly revisionist" by critics. This bold joint production between the ENO and Met Opera places our four lovers in the slightly creepy fairgrounds of 1950s Coney Island, New York, where sensual pleasure is only a stones throw away and the fairground master - Don Alfonso - has the magical ability to distort reality... and make anything possible!

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The Handmaid's Tale

April 4 - 14, 2022

Margaret Atwood's unsettlingly prescient cultural phenomenon is lifted from the page to the stage in this haunting adaptation by Poul Ruders and Paul Bentley. First seen in Copenhagen in 2000, this critically acclaimed opera finally makes its way to London in this fantastic staging directed by the ENO's Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon.

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My Fair Lady

May 7 - August 27, 2022

The extravagant surrounds of the London Coliseum will sparkle once again as this dazzling revival of Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady makes its UK premiere this summer, following a highly acclaimed Broadway run back in 2018. Directed by Tony-winner Barlett Sher (the man behind 2018.'s The King and I revival at the London Palladium) Eliza Dolittle and her transformation from flower girl to society beauty is refreshed for a new generation. Including some of musical theatre's most classic standards, ('I could have danced all night' and 'Wouldn't it be Loverly' to name a few), and a rags to riches story that includes romance, drama, and a day at the races - we think this one is going to sell like hotcakes - or should that be hot flowers?

London Coliseum

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St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ES

  • Year opened: 1904
  • Capacity: 2359
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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.

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