It's A Wonderful Life Tickets London Theatre

It's A Wonderful Life Tickets

Your favourite Christmas film comes to life in this new family friendly opera! The classic Christmas story, redefined for a new generation.

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Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of the genre-defining Frank Capra film of the same name, It’s a Wonderful Life will transport you to the idyllic little town of Bedford Falls, where it’s a white Christmas – though not everything is merry and bright.

Down-on-his-luck banker George Bailey (Frederick Ballentine) feels like life has passed him by, so when his guardian angel (Danielle de Niese) pays him a visit, George is shown what life in his beloved Bedford Falls would be like without him in it: maybe it’d be a little less wonderful after all?

Aletta Collins makes her ENO debut directing and choreographing, with regular Heggie collaborator Nicole Paiement conducting the ENO Chorus and Orchestra alongside the all-star cast, which includes Gweneth Ann Rand, Jennifer France, Michael Mayes and more.

Create a new holiday tradition, book your opera tickets to Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

Critic reviews

Perfect, operatic festive treat

· WhatsOnStage

Frederick Ballentine leads with charisma and presence enough to fill a vast stage

· Broadway World

Passionate performances drive the drama in a new work of rich orchestral colour

· The Stage

Delivered by powerful, talented young singers

· London Box Office
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 25 Nov - Sat 10 Dec 2022, 11am, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins


St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions

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