London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale Tickets

  • Opens: Monday, 4 April 2022
    Booking until: Thursday, 14 April 2022
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About The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale description

Based on Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel, Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale plunges us into the Republic of Gilead, where women have been entirely stripped of their rights and freedoms.

The opera tells the story of a Handmaid given the name Offred, one of the fertile women forced to reproduce with Commanders of the Republic. This thought-provoking work magnifies the issues of state control and the fragility of freedom, as Offred wrestles with the daily terror of her reality.

With a score influenced by minimalism, medieval chanting and gospel music, the dissonant brutality of Gilead is viscerally depicted in the music itself.

This powerful new production is directed by ENO’s Artistic Director AnnileseMiskimmon and conducted by contemporary music specialist Joana Carneiro. An exceptional cast includes mezzo-sopranos Kate Lindsey as Offred, with Susan Bickley as her mother, soprano Emma Bell as Aunt Lydia, and Harewood Artist John Findon as Luke.

Next Performances for The Handmaid's Tale at the London Coliseum

Monday 4th Apr 2022 7:30pm
Wednesday 6th Apr 2022 7:30pm
Friday 8th Apr 2022 7:30pm
Sunday10th Apr 2022 3:00pm
Tuesday12th Apr 2022 7:30pm
Thursday14th Apr 2022 7:30pm