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31 Aug to 4 Sep 2021
Wilton's Music Hall
Image courtesy Wilton's Music Hall
Cox and Box Sullivan and Les Deux Aveugles Offenbach
Opera della Luna return to Wilton's with a brand new production: a double bill of two short operettas by Arthur Sullivan and Offenbach.
Cox and Box was Sullivan's first stage success, and predates his collaboration with Gilbert.
It tells the farcical tale of an unscrupulous landlord who rents out the same room to two tenants - Cox, who works by day, and Box who works by night.
The ruse works until one day, Cox is given the day off and they meet much to the horror of the landlord, Sergeant Bouncer.
This little short operetta was a huge hit and its title has now passed into common parlance.
Les Deux Aveugles, the story of two separate con-men who are both pretending to be blind beggars and arrive one day at the same patch on a Parisian bridge, was similarly Offenbach's first major success.
Although it only lasts 25 minutes, it made the composer enough money to build his first theatre, the Bouffes Parisiens.
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London E1 8JB
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday - 5-00pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Production: Opera della Luna