Benjamin Britten's masterpiece combining professional singers with the local community in Stratford East's first collaboration with English National Opera.
By Benjamin Britten
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
God is angry, and a flood is coming. But Noah is building a boat: wide enough and deep enough not just for his family, but for a cargo of birds and beasts, both great and small. For forty days and forty nights, this chorus of unlikely shipmates endure a mighty storm, in the hope that a new world will be waiting for them on the other side.
Lyndsey Turner directs a joyous new production of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece combining the talents of professional singers, actors and musicians with those of school children and the local community. Marking the first collaboration between Theatre Royal Stratford East and English National Opera, Noye’s Fludde speaks of courage, redemption and the promise of a new beginning.
Previews: Mon 1 and Tue 2 Jul 2019
Time: 7pm (with selected performances at 11am and 2.30pm)
Price: From £10
Age Guidance: 5+
Concessions: Available at many performances for children and under 26s. If you can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, you can get a companion ticket free of charge – click here for details.
Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) was a British composer, pianist and conductor. The most significant British composer of the post-war period, Britten was the first British composer to devote the major part of his output to the operatic stage. Beginning with the international success of Peter Grimes in June 1945, his sixteen operas, which include chamber operas and works for children, are now considered repertory pieces. Other notable works include Paul Bunyan, Billy Budd and Gloriana, The Rape of Lucretia, Curlew River and Death in Venice. Among Britten’s notable achievements outside the opera house were orchestral pieces such as the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Sinfonia da Requiem, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Spring Symphony and Symphony for Cello and Orchestra.
Lyndsey Turner’s previous work includes Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Fathers and Sons, and Faith Healer (Donmar Warehouse), Girls and Boys (Royal Court), Tipping The Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), Hamlet (Barbican), Chimerica (Almeida & West End), Saint George and the Dragon, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Edgar and Annabel, There is a War (National Theatre).