Opera Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 8 Sep: The Blinding Light, The Magic Flute, The March On Russia

By | Published on Friday 1 September 2017

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

The Blinding Light | Jermyn Street Theatre | 6 Sep-14 Oct
This new play from the award winning Howard Brenton offers a fictional account of August Strindberg’s ‘Inferno’ crisis, a time when the famous playwright seemingly vanished in fin-de-siècle Paris. Great creative team, great cast, and what sounds like a very compelling storyline. see this page here for more.

The Magic Flute | Soho Theatre | 6 Sep-7 Oct (pictured)
“Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina. Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic. ” The excellent OperaUpClose present another re-imagined classic, see the venue website here for details.

The March On Russia | Orange Tree Theatre | 7 Sep-7 Oct
The late David Storey’s 1989 play is given its first major revival since its National Theatre premiere. Focusing on the Pasmores, who are celebrating their sixtieth anniversary, and their children who return home to mark the occasion, it’s a funny and and moving depiction of family life and what happens as we age. Click here for info.