The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

London Coliseum

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  • Booking until: Thursday, 14 April 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
The Handmaid's Tale description

Based on Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel, Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale plunges us into the Republic of Gilead, where women have been entirely stripped of their rights and freedoms.

The opera tells the story of a Handmaid given the name Offred, one of the fertile women forced to reproduce with Commanders of the Republic. This thought-provoking work magnifies the issues of state control and the fragility of freedom, as Offred wrestles with the daily terror of her reality.

With Danish composer Ruders’s score, with a libretto by Paul Bentley, influenced by minimalism, medieval chanting and gospel music, the dissonant brutality of Gile

 Contains scenes of sexual violence and strong language

Playing at London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB (venue info)

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Performance Times
Mon -
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri 19:30
Sat 19:30
Sun -