The Olivier Award nominated producers of La Traviata, La bohème and Tosca present a vivid, compelling and devastatingly powerful take on Georges Bizet’s masterpiece. Carmen works minimum wage jobs on the frontline of Britain’s crumbling service industry. Jose falls madly in love with her after a brief fling. As his passion morphs into something uglier, and far more troubling, Carmen realises she might have made a fatal mistake… Sung in English, and blending stark emotional realism with some of the world’s most beloved music, this highly original new production examines toxic relationships in a society on the brink of collapse.
This show really is an ideal introduction to the art form, one that punctures just about every prejudice anyone holds about it. See for yourself!
Punchy new version of Bizet’s Spanish tragedy transferred to zero-hours Britain, where love is poisoned by poverty
It's Carmen but not as we know it... cutting grand opera down to size while holding onto the heart of the matter