It's All About Me

Joanna Lumley

It's All About Me

Date: Saturday 15 December 2018 3pm

Joanna comes to The Theatre in the Woods to joust and jest with Clive Tulloh about 50 years in this business we call "show". Hear about Patsy, Purdey, On the Buses, Off the Buses, Under the Buses . . .

Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin

Porgy & Bess
George Gershwin
Date: 8 June - 7 July 2019

With songs such as Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So and I Got Plenty of Nuttin', Gershwin created an indisputable masterpiece. Porgy (Musa Ngqungwana) tries to rescue Bess (Laquita Mitchell) from the twin threats of her abusive partner and her drug dealer. Will Porgy’s love be enough to conquer Bess’s demons? The odds are stacked against him, but that won’t stop the noble Porgy from trying...

Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck
Date: 23 June - 10 July 2019

The forest is a dark place – as Hansel & Gretel discover when they go to pick strawberries and end up as potential dessert themselves. It might be a fairy tale, but Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera presents the haunting themes of the unsettling Grimm story with a good dollop of icing on the cake – together with enchanting music.

Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Date: 6 June - 9 July 2019

A bitter father-son rivalry ignites in the Spanish court in the grip of the malign Inquisition when Don Carlo (tenor Leonardo Capalbo) finds that his intended bride, Elisabetta (American Marina Costa-Jackson), has been promised to his father, King Philip II (Clive Bayley). What follows is a meltdown of molten intensity.

Simon Keenlyside

Simon Keenlyside
The Final Fling : by invitation only
Date: Saturday 13 July 2019

The charismatic baritone sheds his opera togs to don garments sewn by those genius Americans: Kern, Cole Porter, Berlin, Gershwin. A perfectly relaxed ending for the summer season.

Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

Date: 11 July 2019

Possibly the world's most glamorous opera star Joyce DiDonato is a consummate artist. Grange Park Opera is honoured to welcome Joyce for the 2019 summer season where she will cast her exquisite magic on the exquisite Theatre in the Woods.