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Returning to Grimeborn after her revelatory productions of Madama Butterfly and Tosca, rising star Julia Burbach directs a daring new staging, turning the lens on the representation of women from ancient myths to the #MeToo movement.
Live music, performed in English.
In Rome, 510 BC, Lucretia is sought out in the night by the prince Tarquinius.
In Dalston, 2018 AD, a man and a woman invite you to watch a re-enactment.
Benjamin Britten coined the phrase 'chamber opera' to describe his haunting and provocative masterwork, The Rape of Lucretia.
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
26 and under / Student - 20% off
Over 65s - 20% off
Unemployment Benefits - 20% off
Disabled - 20% off, or free companion ticket (call 020 7503 1646)
Author: Ronald Duncan
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Director: Julia Burbach
Musical direction: Peter Selwyn