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King's Head Theatre

February 6th - March 9th 2019

Photo: Nick Rutter

King's Head Theatre
6th February - 9th March 2019

Directed by

Mary Franklin

Lighting Designer

David Doyle

Designed by

Anna Lewis

Music Direction by

Juliane Gallant

Produced by

Louisa Davis

Sound Design by

David Eaton

Movement Direction by

Jen Fletcher

The Olivier Award nominated producers of La Traviata, La bohème and Tosca present a vivid, compelling and devastatingly powerful take on Georges Bizet’s masterpiece. Carmen works minimum wage jobs on the frontline of Britain’s crumbling service industry. Jose falls madly in love with her after a brief fling. As his passion morphs into something uglier, and far more troubling, Carmen realises she might have made a fatal mistake… Sung in English, and blending stark emotional realism with some of the world’s most beloved music, this highly original new production examines toxic relationships in a society on the brink of collapse.

"A delight on the eyes and ears."
London Theatre Reviews
"Lighting design by David Doyle is effective and enhances the mood of the production"
Spy In The Stalls
"It's Carmen but not as we know it"
The Evening Standard
"Punchy and passionate"
The Stage
"Wonderfully Entertaining"
Broadway World
"Intimate, romantic and passionate"
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