The Rape of Lucretia


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.
The Rape of Lucretia at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Opera
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Festival:Grimeborn 2018
Started: Tuesday 24 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 4 August 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 24 July 2018

Press night:Wednesday 25 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 4 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:

Best £26


Standard £22


Value £15


Restricted £12


Concessions:

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)


Creatives


Author: Ronald Duncan
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Director: Julia Burbach
Musical direction: Peter Selwyn

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