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Une Education Manquée

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“Mais non, mille fois non! Ça ne suffit pas!”

After a sold-out performance at Wilderness Festival 2016, Pop Up Opera present Emmanuel Chabrier’s rarely-performed Une Éducation Manquée for one night only.

Set in the time of Louis XVI, Une Éducation Manquée is a deliciously madcap and witty 45-minute French operetta. It is the tale of two teenaged newly-wed aristocrats, flummoxed by the expectations of their wedding night and by what it means to be husband and wife. Follow the would-be “lovers” through useless adult advice and discover the only combination that can truly bring them together: thunder, hormones, and a loose nightgown.

Sung in the original French, Pop Up’s take on this zany soupçonne is directed by Isabelle Kettle, with musical direction by William Cole.


Christine Buras
Susanna Fairbairn
Oskar McCarthy


Emmanuel Chabrier and Darius Milhaud


Eugène Leterrier and Albert Vanloo


Isabelle Kettle

Music Direction

William Cole


Emmanuel Chabrier

Musical Direction

William Cole

Production Manager

Stephen Harrison

Stage Manager

Anna Bilson

A production by Pop Up Opera.


Standard £17
Restricted £12
Concession £14

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Wednesday 7.30pm

Live music, performed in French with English surtitles

Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 45 minutes approximately .

This production contains:
Scenes of a sexual nature
Suitable for 16+