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21 August– 22 August

Helios Collective

Il Letto

by Christopher Hogg

Directed by Ella Marchment

Music: Giacomo Puccini   |  Words: Christopher Hogg

For Puccini, the creation of an opera was a love affair. Many of his heroines had strong links to the women in his life: from Corinna, the young prostitute whom he loved while writing Madama Butterfly, to Doria, the maid who committed suicide in his house while he was developing La Fanciulla del West.

In this revealing new ‘plaria’ (play with music), Helios Collective explore Puccini’s real and imagined worlds, his extraordinary music and his tumultuous infidelities.

Told by Puccini’s wife Elvira Bonturi, it is a tale about the destructive tensions between real life and opera, heroines and muses.


Noah Mosley
Raphaela Papadakis
Emma Walsh


Giacomo Puccini


Christopher Hogg


Christopher Hogg


Ella Marchment

Jefferson Miranda

Standard £17
Concession £14

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Tuesday 8pm

Live music, performed in Italian and English

Running time: 60 minutes approximately .

Suitable for 12+

Press enquiries: Kevin Wilson —

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

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