Donizetti's The Elixir of Love or L'elisir d'amore


Following Carmen, La Traviata and the Olivier Award nominated La bohème, the King's Head Theatre present a quirky, romantic and enchanting new take on Donizetti’s dazzling comic opera.

1982. In the Welsh seaside town of Barry Island, lovelorn poet Nemorino’s affections for the charismatic Italian immigrant, Adina, are met with indifference. Luckily for him, Dulcamara, a travelling peddler has the perfect solution... a love potion.

As the Falklands war gains momentum and Thatcherism ravages the UK, can these two young romantics find happiness in a time of uncertainty and division?

  • Featuring the world famous romantic aria, Una Furtiva Lagrima.
  • Sung in a new English version by Chris Harris and David Eaton (Carmen).

  • OFF WEST END AWARDS: Nominated for Best Opera Production 2019
  • ★★★★ ‘A sparky operetta for the 21st century’ Evening Standard
  • ★★★★ ‘Bright as a summer's day... prepare to be enchanted’ The Stage
  • ★★★★★ ‘A hysterically funny 100 minutes of fun’ Islington Gazette
  • ★★★★★ ‘One of the best things I've seen all year’ West End Wilma
  • ★★★★ ‘Quirky, interesting and a lot of fun’ The Reviews Hub
  • ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres
  • ★★★★★ London Theatre 1
  • ★★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
  • ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
  • ★★★★★ Close Up Culture
  • ★★★★★ Please Mind the Blog
  • ★★★★ London City Nights
  • ★★★★ North West End
  • ★★★★ Theatre T
  • ★★★★ The Peg
  • ★★★★ Act Drop

  • Adina: Alys Roberts
  • Gina: Caroline Taylor
  • Nicky: David Powton
  • Brandon: Themba Mvula
  • Dulcamara: Matt Kellett

Covers:

  • Brandon: Theo Perry
  • Gina: Shana Moron- Caravel
  • Adina: Caroline Taylor

Main cast do all performances except:

  • Tuesday 1st October: Theo Perry covering Themba Mvula (Brandon)
  • Wednesday 9th October (Matinee): Shana Moron-Caravel covering Caroline Taylor (Gina) & Caroline Taylor covering Alys Roberts (Adina)
  • Wednesday 9th October (Evening): Shana Moron-Caravel covering Caroline Taylor (Gina)
  • Tuesday 15th October: Theo Perry covering Themba Mvula (Brandon) & Shana Moron-Caravel covering Caroline Taylor (Gina) & Caroline Taylor covering Alys Roberts (Adina)
  • Tuesday 22nd October: Theo Perry covering Themba Mvula (Brandon)
  • Saturday 26th October (Matinee & Evening): Theo Perry covering Themba Mvula (Brandon)

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Dates and times

This event finished on 26 October 2019.


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