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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From3rd April 2003
To2nd May 2003
WhenApr 3,5,9,11,14,25, May 2 at 19:30
PricesFrom £3.00. To £68.00.
What is currently on at London Coliseum (V376)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's TaleT02013122676
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.
Author Poul Ruder
Lyrics Paul Bentley

Archive :: production:T02013122676, opera or operetta:S0715524201, venue:V376
Current production:Work

Production details

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

Special Performances

  • 14 Apr 02 Sign Interpreted
  • 14 Apr 03 Sign Interpreted


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

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