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  • Iolanthe

    Until Apr 7, 2018

  • La Traviata

    Until Apr 13, 2018

  • The Marriage of Figaro

    Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2018

  • Chess

    Apr 26 - Jun 2, 2018

  • English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

    Jun 6 - 16, 2018

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Until 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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La Traviata

Until April 13, 2018

La Traviata makes a welcome return to the Coliseum in 2018, in a brand-new retooled production by newcomer ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer. Soprano Claudia Boyle returns to ENO following her star turn in 2016's The Pearl Fishers as the doomed courtesan Violetta in Verdi's tragic work of forbidden love and selfless actions. Singing the role of Alfredo will be rising star tenor Lukhanyo Moyake, marking his debut on the UK stage. Another debut to the company is maestro Leo McFall, who will conduct the production. Follow the tragic journey of one woman's dream of love in Verdi's stunning masterpiece.

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The Marriage of Figaro

March 29 - April 14, 2018

English National Opera will once again present Fiona Shaw's critically celebrated production of The Marriage Of Figaro, which first premiered in 2011. Now in its second revival, Mozart's enduring comic opera will star Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans as Figaro, Rhian Lois as his resourceful lover Susanna, Lucy Crowe, as the melancholy Countess, and bass-baritone Ashley Riches as the unfaithful Count, who has his roving eye firmly fixed upon Susannah. Directed by ENO's very own Martyn Brabbins, this quirky take on Figaro is a delightful exploration of human desire and fallibility!

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April 26 - June 2, 2018

Chess, the 1980s rock opera which shook the world is back on the West End for the first time in 30 years. The English National Opera will be presenting Chess at the London Coliseum for a limited five-week engagement in April 2018. Set during the Cold War, America's and Russia's relationship is heavily strained, with political tension at an all-time high two chess rivals go head-to-head, but this match is more than just a game of chess.

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English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

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June 6 - 16, 2018

English National Ballet's 2018 Spring/ Summer season brings with it a revival of The Sleeping Beauty, presented at London Coliseum. It's a classical and beguiling fairytale ballet created by influential choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan. Add intricate set design by Peter Farmer and lavish costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, The Sleeping Beauty is a visual masterclass.

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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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Covent Garden
0.02 mi away at 82-84 St Martin's Lane
Main £13 | Three course meal £30
Bar & Restaurant: British Cuisine

Spaghetti House - Cranbourn Street
0.04 mi away at 24 Cranbourn Street
Main £10 | Three course meal £15
Family Restaurant: Italian Cuisine

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0.06 mi away at 45 St Martin's Lane
5 Star, Prices from £232

0.07 mi away at 35 Charing Cross Road
5 Star, Prices from £175

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