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Donizetti's Opera
A new English translation by Chris Harris & David Eaton
Opera'r Ddraig & The Kings Head Theatre | October 2019

Directed by Hannah Noone


Following Carmen, La Traviata and the Olivier Award nominated La bohème, the King's Head Theatre present a quirky, romantic and enchanting new take on Donizetti’s dazzling comic opera. 1982. In the Welsh seaside town of Barry Island, lovelorn poet Nemorino’s affections for the charismatic Italian immigrant, Adina, are met with indifference. Luckily for him, Dulcamara, a travelling peddler has the perfect solution... a love potion. As the Falklands war gains momentum and Thatcherism ravages the UK, can these two young romantics find happiness in a time of uncertainty and division?

OFF WEST END AWARDS: Nominated for Best Opera Production 2019

★★★★ ‘A sparky operetta for the 21st century’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Bright as a summer's day... prepare to be enchanted’ The Stage

★★★★★ ‘A hysterically funny 100 minutes of fun’ Islington Gazette

★★★★★ ‘One of the best things I've seen all year’ West End Wilma

★★★★ ‘Quirky, interesting and a lot of fun’ The Reviews Hub

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Adina: Alys Roberts

Gina: Caroline Taylor

Nicky: David Powton

Brandon: Themba Mvula

Dulcamara: Matt Kellett

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