La Bohème

PUCCINI

New English Version by Robin Norton-Hale

The Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie is a favourite with critics and audiences alike. One of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage. The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other. 

Press

WINNER OF THE OLIVIER AWARD
Best New Opera Production 2011

WINNER OF THE WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD
Best Off West-End Production 2011

★★★★ The Times (Madly Brilliant)
★★★★ Guardian (A Masterstroke)
★★★★ Evening Standard (Puccini without a safety net)
★★★★ WhatsOnStage (Opera with the gloves off)
★★★★ Metro
★★★★Sunday Express
★★★★ Daily Express
New York Times (a huge artistic success)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday

Calendar

29 June
Hertford Theatre
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7 July
Derby Theatre
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13-14 July
Byre in the Botanics
Booking Soon

Trailer

Librettist & Director
Robin Norton-Hale

Original Musical Director
Andrew Charity

Musical Director
Elspeth Wilkes

Costume & Set Designs
Kate Guinness
Lucy Read

Original Lighting Designer
Christopher Nairne 

Lighting Designer
Richard Williamson


The revival of this production in December 2014 at the King's Head Theatre was supported by Arts Council England and the Mercers' Company