Until Sat 19 Sep
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose are back at Soho Theatre with their English version of Bizet’s hugely popular opera.
Don’t know what to expect? Not much of an opera fan? Here’s five reasons why you’ll love Carmen!
- It’s a great story.
A troubled soldier trying to turn his life around, ruins his chances in the army when he meet Carmen, who lives life to the full, breaks the rules and the law. Their relationship quickly turns sour which results in tragedy. Have a look at the trailer to see how we’re telling the tale.
- You’ll definitely know (and already love) the music.
It’s some of the best and best known music in opera. Carmen’s tunes have been featured in films like Babe, Meet the Parents, Trainspotting & There’s Something About Mary.
- It’s (actually!) affordable.
There are tickets for under 26 year olds for £10. These aren’t sitting-in-the-gods-getting-a-nose-bleed-tickets, they’re just a few feet from stage (and above a well stocked bar).
- You’ll understand it, it’s in English.
No French here. Nor pesky surtitles. You hear every word and be able to follow the cracking story.
- Carmen has received excellent ★★★★ reviews so you know you’re in for a good time.
It’s been called ‘‘Gripping, thrilling and thought-provoking’’‘ (WhatsOnStage), ‘‘intense’‘ (Independent), ‘‘powerful’‘ (Time Out). It’s the show not to be missed this summer!
Claim the Offer: £10 tickets for U26 are available for all for performances until Sat 29 Aug. You can book online here or call the box office on 020 7478 0100.