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The Handmaid's Tale

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A powerful story of courage and survival in the face of repression, The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s major novel of the same name.

Poul Ruders’ opera features a score that draws on medieval chants and gospel music. Together with a minimalist libretto by Paul Bentley, this production captures the dissonant brutality of the Republic of Gilead.

Women have been entirely stripped of their freedom and rights in Gilead. Fertile women, Handmaids, are forced to reproduce with Commanders of the Republic. Terror is a daily reality for Handmaid Offred. She defies the regime, refusing to surrender her identity and independence.

This thought-provoking work, revived after a successful run in 2022, asks questions around State power and the fragility of freedom.

Directed by Annilese Miskimmon, the ENO’s Artistic Director and conducted by Joana Carneiro the production has an exceptional cast including mezzo-sopranos Kate Lindsey as Offred and Susan Bickley as her mother, with soprano Rachel Nicholls as Aunt Lydia, Avery Amereau as Serena Joy, James Creswell as The Commander and ENO Harewood Artist John Findon as Luke.

‘One of the most powerful operas of the century’ The Financial Times

‘Three absorbing hours; well worth your time’ The Times

‘It is constantly gripping’ The Telegraph

‘Every aspect of the singing and production is impressive’ The Observer

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The Handmaid's Tale Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Thursday, 15 February 2024

  • Running time:

    2h 45m (incl. interval)

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    This production depicts scenes of sexual violence, suicide, death, coercive and controlling behaviour and contains strong language throughout.

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terrible, don’t go

This was a harrowing experience - i walked out after the first half, as did a few others. I understand that Atwood is a dystopian writer, but the republic of Gilead is an abhorrent misinterpretation of the Bible and it’s hateful to hear the beautiful words of the Bible twisted in such a way. TRIGGER WARNING - many depictions of sexual abuse. On stage rape scene was not censored. I have no clue how they were allowed to put this on stage. Also actors walk out with guns frequently throughout the opera, which could also be potentially triggering. Appalling.

E Reviewed on 17 April 2022 by
Leeds, United Kingdom

18 Jan
Emmie Newitt

Juliet Stevenson to star in ENO's production of THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, January 18 2024, 08:17

The multi award-winning actress will make a highly anticipated return to the West End in the English National Opera's acclaimed operatic adaptation next month.

juliet stevenson the handmaids taleJuliet Stevenson. Image provided by producers.

Juliet Stevenson to star in ENO's production of THE HANDMAID'S TALE
04 Jan
Emmie Newitt

THE HANDMAID'S TALE returns to the stage in February

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, January 4 2024, 11:19

'One of the most powerful operas of the century' (Financial Times) will return to the English National Opera in February for its first revival.

the handmaids tale enoThe Handmaid's Tale promotional image.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE returns to the stage in February