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Eugene Onegin

11 May
  • Approx 2 hrs, including interval
  • £27 - £12
Eugene Onegin - Red background with a black and white image of a man wearing glasses and a suit, tilting his head back with a cigarette in his mouth

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to the Mercury Theatre with their new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin.

With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking, the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana, whose entanglement with Onegin results in a wiser, sadder but ultimately self-reliant heroine.

This new chamber version will transpose the story of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking fought against the old ways. Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the snow-swept Russian landscape of the original.

This is a coming-of-age story, a requiem for lost innocence and triumphant celebration of hard-won independence – told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written.

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Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Felix Kemp
Felix Kemp
Onegin
Lucy Hall
Lucy Hall
Tatyana
Cliff Zammit Stevens
Cliff Zammit Stevens
Lensky
Felicity Buckland
Felicity Buckland
Olga
Melanie Sanders
Melanie Sanders
Filipyevna
Kathryn Hannah
Kathryn Hannah
Larina
Julian Debreuil
Julian Debreuil
Zaretsky
Mike Bradley
Mike Bradley
Triquet
Saira Luther
Saira Luther
Joyce
Olivia Barry
Olivia Barry
Carol
"OperaUpClose is leading an artistic revolution"
— Sunday Times
"Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force"
— The Guardian
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