Review Round Up: Lulu, English National Opera

On for a limited time at the London Coliseum, discover what critics have made William Kentridge’s production of Alban Berg’s Lulu. 

The Guardian: **** “the treatment of the opera as drama is relatively conventional, and sometimes flits uneasily between naturalism and more cartoon-like stylisation.”

The Telegraph: “what is most wonderful about the evening is the way that the production conceived by the great South African artist William Kentridge seems to flow in and out of the music.”

The Stage: **** “it’s good to hear ENO’s orchestra on superb form throughout, with Wigglesworth’s ear for intricate detail ensuring a consistently fascinating listen.”

The Arts Desk: “this is a show you have to go and see again to begin to gather in all its riches.”

Bachtrack: *** “this ENO production of Lulu is easier to admire than it is to love. But if you want to be challenged dramatically, this is the opera to do it.”

The Independent: ***** “this inspired production of Lulu.” 

Culture Whisper: ***** “This Lulu, like its principal character, is in a league of its own, and it darts straight to the top of the year’s big arts events in London.”

WhatsOnStage: ***** “a thrilling event in a year that sorely needs one.”

London Box Office: ***** “ENO should be immensely proud of pulling off work of this quality, especially in their current straightened circumstances.”

The Upcoming: ***** “Don’t be intimidated by it’s reputation or length though, this is a rich experience that will convert most sceptics.”

Lulu continues to play at the ENO until the 19th November. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Theatre and UK



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