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Duke Bluebeard's Castle

As Judith unlocks room after room in the castle of her new husband, Duke Bluebeard, we follow her deeper and deeper into the recesses of his troubled imagination. Her descent takes us through a torture chamber, an armoury, a treasury and a garden, until we find a mysterious seventh chamber which holds her fate. Bartok’s opera is as taut and gripping as a thriller, but it resists easy categorisation. At once a study of an obsessive, violent man and an allegory of the battle of the sexes, Bluebeard’s Castle is a powerful story that incites thought as well as suspense. Presented as a semi-staged concert performance by two internationally acclaimed performers in an hour of gripping psychodrama. This production is a two-hander, with award-winning Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw singing Judith and Canadian baritone John Relyea, one of today’s finest basses, as Bluebeard. It is conducted by Martyn Brabbins, ENO’s Director of Music.

Important Information

Sung in English with the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles).

Age Restrictions

TBC

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 23rd March 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

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Tue

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Wed

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Thu

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Fri

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Sat

7.30pm

Sun

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Duke Bluebeard's Castle photo from the show Duke Bluebeard's Castle photo from the show
Duke Bluebeard's Castle photo from the show

London Coliseum Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: St. Martin's Lane 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Icon Night buses: St. Martin's Lane 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Directions Icon Directions from Leicester Square :

(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Parking Icon Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at London Coliseum

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

London Coliseum Location

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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Duke Bluebeard's Castle

London Coliseum, London

Running time: 1hr 5mins (no interval)

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