The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

  • Booking until: Monday, 8 May 2017
  • Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
The Exterminating Angel description

Guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera. Towards the end of the evening they find they are unable to leave. The door is open – but no one can get out, and no one can get in.

The elegant party quickly dissolves into anarchy. One guest dies. Two others kill themselves in a suicide pact. Finally, the dishevelled survivors discover that by re-enacting earlier events they can escape. There is celebration and relief – but it is short-lived, as soon they realize they are trapped again…

Based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza.

Sung in English with surtitles.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB ()

Royal Opera House Directions

Important information

Sung in English with surtitles.