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The Magic Flute 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder in a new English version by Glyn Maxwell with a new orchestration by Alex Beetschen
OperaUpClose and Soho Theatre


Conductor: David Keefe

Designer: Emma Bailey

Lighting: Zoe Spurr

Choreographer: Joe Wild

Assistant Director: Nel Crouch

Cast: Luc Briginshaw, Peter Braithwaite, Susie Buckle, Abigail Kelly, Felicity Buckland, Tom Stoddart, Fleur de Bray, Rosie Middleton, Julian Debreuil, 

with Billy Marrows on guitar, Elaine Booth on reeds and Douglas Grannell on bass.

★★★★ Independent

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ WhatsOnStage

"Director Valentina Ceschi injects the show with an infectious sense of fun from the off—before a word has been sung, we are giggling in the overture at the cast’s drunken dancing and duvet squabbles.” Louise Lewis for British Theatre Guide on Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Soho Theatre (2017)


"Clever and satisfying…Punchy and gag-strewn. Will spread more than a little happiness as it goes." WhatsonStage on Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Soho Theatre (2017)


“inventive, piquante and sometimes exquisite” Evening Standard on Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Soho Theatre (2017)

"A truly original modern and very relevant interpretation of The Magic Flute. It tackles homelessness and sexism as well as the perils of internet dating and relationships. You will have never seen a fresher or creative take on this opera" The Stuart Review

Photos by Richard Chris Tribble

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