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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. Production originally created by The Royal Danish Opera. Running time 2 hrs 25 mins

Performers Stephanie Marshall (Offred), Heather Shipp (Offred's Double), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Serena Joy), Helen Field (Aunt Lydia), Andrew Rees (Luke), Mary Nelson (Janine/Ofwarren), Alison Roddy (Moira), Richard Coxon (Nick), John Graham-Hall (Doctor), Liane Keegan (Offred's Mother), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Ofglen), Stephen Richardson (Offred's Commander), Jacqueline Varsey (New Ofglen).
Author Poul Ruder. Lyrics Paul Bentley. Company English National Opera. Conductor Elgar Howarth. Director Phyllida Lloyd. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Simon Mills. Choreographer Andrew George.

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T02013122676. Details of all The Handmaid's Tale archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0715524201

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3 Apr 03
to
2 May 03
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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