The Barber of Seville

ROSSINI

New English version by Robin Norton-Hale

Rossini's classic comedy has been transported to Jane Austen’s England, a world of rich, eligible bachelors, feisty heroines and snobbish relations familiar from much-loved BBC costume dramas.

Obsequious Doctor Bartleby has designs on his ward Rosina, but she is far more interested in the attentions of a handsome stranger (actually a womanising Count in disguise). The whole affair is stage-managed by Figaro, the barber who knows everyone’s business and can fix your hair and love life with ease.

Director: Robin Norton-Hale 
Original Musical Director: Alison Luz
Revival Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes
Original Costume & Set Designer: Oliver Townsend
Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson

Trailer

Press

Plucky and purposeful... a farcical romp. 
The Guardian

Norton-Hale's translation skids between centuries, raising a metaphorical little finger one moment, and it's middle finger the next... Cosy, goofy fun. 
The Independent

Real comic swagger
The Metro

Hilarious
The Stage

Depicted with boisterous joy and abandon by a superb singing cast.
Ham and High


The revival of this production in January 2015 at the King's Head Theatre was supported by Arts Council England and the Mercers' Company