The King’s Head Theatre will be bringing back a radical new version of Puccini’s classic La bohème , which will be playing at the theatre from the 31st August to the 8th October.
A production of La bohème, directed by Robin Norton-Hale was first seen at The King’s Head Theatre in 2011.Produced by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, it is arguably the UK’s longest continually running opera in history and went on to beat nominations from the English National Opera and the Royal Opera House to win Best New Opera at the Olivier awards in 2011.
Adam Spreadbury-Maher is directing the production, which is now set in the present day East London. The production reveals the dangerous and damaging effects of co-dependent relationships against a backdrop of spiralling rents and social media.
Talking about the production Spreadbury-Maher said: “Revisiting La bohème and working with Becca Marriott to reimagine and redefine one of the world’s best loved operas for 2016 has been an incredible experience. We wanted to strip back the trappings and conventions of traditional productions to expose the raw, beating heart of the piece.”
The production will feature designs by Becky-Dee Trevenen and lighting by Nic Farman. It is the second brand new opera production to be staged by the King’s head Theatre this year.
La Boheme will play at the King’s Head Theatre from the 31st August until the 8th October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/.