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The Handmaid's Tale


The Handmaid's Tale
Location Coliseum, London Tickets £12 to £192

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About

Memory is strength. Love is resistance.

Based on Margaret Atwood's seminal novel, Poul Ruders's THE HANDMAID'S TALE plunges us into the Republic of Gilead, where women have been entirely stripped of their rights and freedoms.

The opera tells the story of a Handmaid given the name Offred, one of the fertile women forced to reproduce with Commanders of the Republic. This thought-provoking work magnifies the issues of state control and the fragility of freedom, as Offred wrestles with the daily terror of her reality.

With a score influenced by minimalism, medieval chanting and gospel music, the dissonant brutality of Gilead is viscerally depicted in the music itself.

This powerful new production is directed by ENO's Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon and conducted by contemporary music specialist Joana Carneiro. An exceptional cast includes mezzo-sopranos Kate Lindsey as Offred, with Susan Bickley as her mother, soprano Emma Bell as Aunt Lydia, and Harewood Artist John Findon as Luke.

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Language
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Suggested age guidance 15+. This production contains scenes of sexual violence and strong language.

Venue Details

Location

London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES, UK

Information

Map & Directions: London Coliseum

WHEELCHAIR SPACES: 2 spaces at back of Dress Circle, 4 in Stall boxes and 4 at back of Stalls. 10 wheelchair transfer spaces: 4 in Dress Circle and 6 in Balcony.

DISABLED TOILETS: Yes

INFRA-RED SYSTEM: Yes

GUIDE DOGS: Allowed inside auditorium or alternatively staff will look after dogs during the performance.

NEAREST TUBE/RAIL STATION: Leicester Square/Charing Cross

BUSES: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453

NEAREST CAR PARKS: Trafalgar Square, Whitcomb Street and Bedfordbury.

*PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with heightened security measures, no food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

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