The Magic Flute


Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.

Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.

Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed re-imaginings of operas including Tosca and Don Giovanni, OperaUpClose return to Soho Theatre with this bold new take on a classic. With magic supplied by Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s witty orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity, this production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.

Creative Team

Orchestrator: Alex Beetschen
Librettist: Glyn Maxwell
Musical Director: David Keefe
Director: Valentina Ceschi
Set and Costume Designer: Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr


Photo credit: Marco Borggreve


Wed 6 September - Sat 7 October
7pm (Thu & Sat 2pm matinees)

Tickets £10 - £36

Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE
Box Office: 020 7478 0100

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