Now in its 70th anniversary year, Agatha Christie’s timeless tale is back at the Opera House to play out a satisfying whodunnit, full of eccentric characters, witty dialogue and outrageous plot twists. Audiences are snowed in at the Monkswell Manor alongside the guesthouses two owners and five guests. As we are drip-fed facts surrounding the suspicious death of Maureen Lyon through radio broadcasts, audiences are asked to don their monocle and twirl their Poirot moustache as
Matthew Bourne is reintroducing audiences to Sleeping Beauty with a foray into the woods that reemerges as a layered modern gothic. Twisting the classic tale for his New Adventures production, but rooted in Tchaikovsky’s 1890 ballet, we dive into a surprisingly traditional retelling within a decadent Edwardian setting that places the story in the year the original ballet was released. When the childless King (Danny Reubens) and Queen (Kayla Collymore) are helped by the dark f
The Lowry audience should come prepared to lose themselves to a new love. La traviata may be the most performed opera to date, but Opera North’s passionate production ensures you will fall for the heartbreaking and tender tale all over again. Adapted from The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers writer, Alexandre Dumas’s original play Violeta. The Parisian setting and scandalous storyline of forbidden love and devastating sacrifice offer up a familiar Dumas staple.
Fat Sam’s speakeasy has plenty to entertain the Opera House audience as the gangster spoof full of showgirls, hoodlums and slapstick offers a feel-good evening of childish fun. Placing audiences in the 1929 New York prohibition era, writer Alan Parker’s youthful musical plays out a rivalry between Fat Sam (Abbie Snelson) and Dandy Dan (Desmond Cole), as Dan attempts to bring down Sam’s organisation. While its child cast set this 1976 comedy film apart, audiences will relish i