Puccini's most enduring opera. The story of the love of the poor poet Rodolfo for the consumptive seamstress Mimi. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris the course of their love is constantly threatened by Rodolfo's jealousy and Mimi's illness. The painter Marcello and the provocative Musetta are the other main characters. This is where 'your tiny hand is frozen' comes from and the last few bars, as Rodolfo realises Mimi is dead, are some of opera's most moving moments. Renowned for his inventive, contemporary reinterpretations of classic theatre and opera Adam Spreadbury-Maher, who is directing this time around, will focus upon the quintessential quartet - Mimi, Musetta, Rodolfo (Ralph) and Marcello (Mark) - and it will be lifted from when Puccini set his opera in the early 19th century to present day East London. The production will lay bare the dangerous and damaging effects of co-dependent relationships against a backdrop of spiralling rents and social media.


Roberto Abate, Stephanie Edwards, Thomas Humphreys, Matthew Kimble, Becca Marriott, Caroline Kennedy (Musetta)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Giacosa, Illica, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Becca Marriott
Book by: Murger
Presented by: The King's Head
Director(s): Adam Spreadbury-Maher, David Spencer (associate director)
Musical Director: Panaretos Kyriatzidis
Design: Becky-Dee Trevenen
Lighting: Nic Farman
Stage Manager: Christine Collins

La boheme

La boheme (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T808650695. Details of all La boheme archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1980

Archive Listings

31 Aug 16
8 Oct 16
The King's Head Theatre
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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