Based on Margaret Atwood's novel. Following a violent overthrow of the United States government by a religious dictatorship, women are denied the right to read, work, own property or enter into relationships other than first marriages. Those who defy the system are arrested, indoctrinated and then assigned to childless families for the sole purpose of procreation. Offred, the title character, attempts to subvert this regime with disturbing and fateful results. Sung in English with surtitles


Kate Lindsey (Offred), Emma Bell (Aunt Lydia), Soloman Howard (The Commander), Raehann Bryce-Davis (Serena Joy), Frederick Ballentine (Nick), Rhian Lois (Janine/Ofwarren), Pumeza Matshikiza (Moira), Elin Pritchard (Ofglen), Madeleine Shaw (Rita), Alan Oke (The Doctor), Susan Bickley (Offred's Mother), John Findon (Luke)


Author: Poul Ruder
Lyrics: Paul Bentley
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Joana Carneiro
Director(s): Annilese Miskimmon, Imogen Knight (movement)
Design(s): Annemarie Woods, Akhila Krishnan (video)
Costume: Annemarie Woods
Lighting: Paule Constable
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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01063998701. Details of all The Handmaid's Tale archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0715524201

Archive Listings

4 Apr 22
14 Apr 22
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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