The Merry Widow at London Coliseum tickets
The Merry Widow at London Coliseum tickets

The Merry Widow tickets from £14.25

Tickets from £14.25


Following its premiere in Vienna in 1905, the operetta The Merry Widow was praised as a huge success and went on to be adapted in English, German and French. After that, a Broadway run received much acclaim and ran for 416 performances. Audiences cannot resist this charming story of the spunky widow Hanna and the womanising Danilo, and the attempts to matchmake them.

The wealthy, young Hanna is the subject of a matchmaking attempt focused on keeping her wealth in the country, but she instead shows interest in somebody else. Danilo and Hanna loved each other before she was married off and the Grand Duke attempts to reignite that flame, but Danilo is stubborn and refuses. The two embark on a merry game of playful deception that nearly ends in catastrophe, but all ends happily just in the nick of time.

Kristiina Poska and Martin Fitzpatrick conduct this production, which is directed by Max Webster (The Lorax) and choreographed by Stephen Mear, featuring design by Esther Bialas, Bruno Poet and Stephen Mear. The cast features Sarah Tynan has Hanna and Nathan Gunn as Danilo, as well as Andrew Shore, Robert Murray, Rhian Lois, Nicholas Lester and Jamie MacDougall.

This endearing love story has broad appeal with plenty of comedic moments, taking place at extravagant parties marked with dancing and indulgence. Translated into English, the English National Opera strive to make opera appealing to younger audiences, and this is a great choice that guarantees loads of fun. The Merry Widow plays at the West End's London Coliseum from 1 March to 13 April 2019.

Recommended for

Those who want to explore opera with a production that’s not too serious or lengthy will enjoy this update from a director well-known for his theatre work.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opening: 01 Mar 2019
Booking from: 01 Mar 2019
Booking until: 13 Apr 2019

Next available performances

Friday 01 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 06 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Friday 08 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 09 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 13 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Friday 15 Mar 2019--7:30pm
Friday 22 Mar 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

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

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