The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia

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Part Of Grimeborn Opera Festival


In Rome, 510 BC, Lucretia is sought out in the night by the prince Tarquinius.

In Dalston, 2018 AD, a man and a woman invite you to watch a re-enactment.

Benjamin Britten coined the phrase ‘chamber opera’ to describe his haunting and provocative masterwork, The Rape of Lucretia.

Returning to Grimeborn after her revelatory productions of Madama Butterfly and Tosca, rising star Julia Burbach directs a daring new staging, turning the lens on the representation of women from ancient myths to the #MeToo movement.

Live music, performed in English

Critic reviews

It's a tough watch - if a rewarding one

Broadway World

The production is superbly sung and acted


The writing here is Britten at his most arch and English but for once, thanks to Burbach's meticulous direction, it crackles with tension and incipient dread


Date & time

Show ended
Tue 24 Jul - Sat 4 Aug, 7.30pm


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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