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Eugene Onegin

Music by Tchaikovsky

A new English version by Robin Norton-Hale

Directed by Lucy Bradley

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose comes to the Arcola for the first time with a new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping opera, Eugene Onegin.

A coming-of-age story, a requiem for lost innocence and a triumphant celebration of hard-won independence, it is told through some of the most glorious vocal music ever written.

This new chamber version transposes the story of Tatyana’s sexual awakening to the early 1960s, a world on the cusp of the women’s liberation movement when new thinking stood up to the old ways.

Infatuation and self-restraint do battle in a well-tailored world of sleek suits and full skirts, with seasonal allusions to the snow-swept Russian landscape of Alexander Pushkin’s original novel.


Robin Norton-Hale


Lucy Bradley


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Best £22 (£19 conc, £17 previews)
Standard £20 (£17 conc, £15 previews)
Value £16 (£14 conc, £12 previews)
Restricted £12 (£10 previews)

Tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinee performances every Saturday at 3pm and on Wednesday 20 December 3pm
Press Nights: 29 & 30 November, 7.30pm

Free post-show discussions

Saturday 2 December, 3pm: Jeannie Theatre Conversations

Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).

24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.