CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
Bold new versions of classic operas. Rarely-seen and long-forgotten works. Brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies. This tragic tale of forbidden love tells the story of a young poet, Werther, and his beautiful muse, Charlotte. Werther quickly falls passionately in love with Charlotte before learning that she is promised to another man, Albert. Keeping her word to her dying mother she marries Albert despite her true feelings, but when Werther appears at Charlotte's home on Christmas Eve, he realises that his love is returned. Ruled by his infatuation for a woman he cannot have and questioning the purpose of life without her, Werther turns to thoughts of suicide. Performers Edouard Blau, Adam Tunnicliffe, Katie Bray, Lucy Knight, Simon Wallfisch, Thomas Faulkner. Presented byArcola Theatre.AuthorJules Massenet.LyricsPaul Milliet.LyricsGeorges Hartmann.DirectorAylin Bozok.LightingJoshua Pharo.CostumeBora Aksu.Musical DirectorPhilip Voldman.