Dido

Dido

Unicorn Theatre · 11 MAY - 02 JUN

ENO and the Unicorn Theatre present a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas.

Overview

Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other. We watch through her eyes as her mother – heroine, feminist icon, modern parent – slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences.

ENO and the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, join forces for the first time to create a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults. This show will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others, a chance to see this opera in a new light.

Directed by the Unicorn’s former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by Valentina Peleggi – the newest ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow – this reimagining of the classic tale will be performed on the Unicorn’s intimate Weston Theatre stage.

Critic reviews

A reworking of Purcell’s opera for younger audiences that lacks narrative clarity

The Stage

Purcell's Queen comes over all Bridget Jones in incoherent staging

The Guardian

A reworking of Purcell’s opera for younger audiences that lacks narrative clarity

WhatsOnStage

This updating of Purcell for over-11s is a bit of a trudge, and an odd story to be offering to teenagers about either feminism or modern parenthood

The Times

This story includes some inspired choices, but is held hostage by the wider creative decisions of the production

Exeunt

Date & time

Until 02 Jun
Sat 11 May - Sun 2 Jun, 2pm & 7pm

Venue

Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street Southwark SE1 2HZ London, UK · Get Directions

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