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OperaUpClose – The Magic Flute

25 Oct
  • Approx 2 hrs 30 mins, including interval
  • £27 - £12

Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed English language re-imaginings of operas including La Bohème and Carmen, OperaUpClose take on Mozart’s classic, The Magic Flute.

Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina. Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.

With magic supplied by Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s lively orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity, this production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.

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DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Snowdrop menu. Click here to take a look!

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

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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