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    The Handmaid's Tale tickets

    A feminist classic transformed by music

    Margaret Atwood’s beloved modern classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, is transformed into a stunning opera that brings the dystopian Gilead to life with visceral detail.

    Set in the dystopian Republic of Gilead, where women have been stripped of their rights and classified by their fertility, Handmaid Offred dreams of escaping her role in this oppressive new society.

    Margaret Atwood's Booker Prize-nominated novel has found a resurgence in popularity with the award-winning Hulu television series, which is the latest in a long line of creative adaptations. First staged in 1990, Poul Ruders’ opera features a minimalist score inspired by medieval chanting and gospel music which will draw audiences into the brutal realities of Atwood’s world.

    The production is directed by ENO’s Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon and conducted by Joana Carneiro, who specialises in contemporary music. Casting includes mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Offred, soprano Emma Bell as Aunt Lydia, and John Findon as Luke.

    Depicting state control and the strength of resistance to startling effect, The Handmaid’s Tale opera tickets are certain to be popular amongst fans of the seminal classic. The production opens at the London Coliseum on 4 April 2022.

    Performance dates: 13 Apr 2022 - 14 Apr 2022

    Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)

    Age recommendation: Best for age 15+

    Special notice: This production contains scenes of sexual violence and strong language.

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    Latest audience reviews

    This is my second time at the opera and I wanted to see a show that I already knew the story of. The... More

    SpookyTuta 12 Apr 2022

    This is my second time at the opera and I wanted to see a show that I already knew the story of. The Handmaid's Tale was done spectacularly, I was really engaged in the story: I laughed, I cried, I got scared. I went through all of the emotions and left the theatre glad to have seen it. This is one that I will recommend to all the fans of the book or TV show or anyone really who is interested in the story.

    SpookyTuta 12 Apr 2022
    bowerhe 23 Aug 2022

    Probably the worst show I’ve been to. The music was almost painful to the hear and I didn’t feel any... More

    claudiabento 11 May 2022

    Probably the worst show I’ve been to. The music was almost painful to the hear and I didn’t feel any empathy for any of the characters. For the first time ever I left the show in the interval and did not return.

    claudiabento 11 May 2022
    eddiet 01 Jun 2022
    Queenie04 14 Jul 2022

    Beautifully sung and well adapted but I don't feel it is the best source material to be made into an... More

    rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer12 May 2022

    Beautifully sung and well adapted but I don't feel it is the best source material to be made into an opera.

    rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer12 May 2022
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