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.

excellent modern savvy jokes too good to give away
★★★★ Independent

a Magic Flute that will tour well and spread more than a little happiness as it goes
★★★★ WhatsOnStage

inventive, piquant and sometimes exquisite. 
Evening Standard

an infectious sense of fun... utterly joyous
The Stage

Meet the Cast

Rehearsal Images

Beginners Guide to Opera:
The Magic Flute

Creative Team

Alex Beetschen

Glyn Maxwell

Musical Director
David Keefe

Valentina Ceschi

Associate Director
Nel Crouch

Set and Costume Designer
Emma Bailey

Lighting Designer
Zoe Spurr

On Tour

Oxford Playhouse
Thu 11 Jan
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Hawth Theatre
Sat 13 Jan
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G Live
Thu 25 Jan
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Hazlitt Theatre
Fri 26 Jan
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New Wolsey Theatre
Thu 1 Feb
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Theatre Royal Winchester
Thu 22 Feb
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Fri 9 Mar
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Sat 10 Mar
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Wed 14 & Thu 15 Mar
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Belgrade Theatre
Sat 12 May
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