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24 July– 4 August

Arcola Theatre

The Rape of Lucretia

Directed by Julia Burbach

Music: Benjamin Britten   |  Words: Ronald Duncan

In Rome, 510 BC, Lucretia is sought out in the night by the prince Tarquinius.

In Dalston, 2018 AD, a man and a woman invite you to watch a re-enactment.

Benjamin Britten coined the phrase ‘chamber opera’ to describe his haunting and provocative masterwork, The Rape of Lucretia.

Returning to Grimeborn after her revelatory productions of Madama Butterfly and Tosca, rising star Julia Burbach directs a daring new staging, turning the lens on the representation of women from ancient myths to the #MeToo movement.

Live music, performed in English

This production is made possible by the generous support of the Grimeborn Funders’ Circle.
Contrary to print materials, there is no performance on Tuesday 31 July. There is a performance on Monday 30 July.


James Corrigan


Bethan Langford


Benjamin Lewis


Rob Murray

Male Chorus (first week)

Nick Prichard

Male Chorus (second week)

Natasha Jouhl

Female Chorus

Claire Swale


Katherine Taylor-Jones


Andrew Tipple



Benjamin Britten


Ronald Duncan


Julia Burbach

Music Direction

Peter Selwyn


Bettina John

Lighting Designer

Rob Price

Costume Assistant

Thomas Derbyshire

Orchestra Manager

Rosie Taylor

Assistant Conductor

Kelvin Lim

Assistant Directors

Mark Burns, Lysanne van Overbeek
Best £26
Standard £22
Value £15
Restricted £12

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Concessions (apply to Standard and Value seats):
26 and under / Student - 20% off
Over 65s - 20% off
Unemployment Benefits - 20% off
Disabled - 20% off, or free companion ticket (call 020 7503 1646)
Theatre Union Members - 10% off
School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12, one free teacher per 10 students
Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

Running time: 120 minutes approximately .

Press enquiries: Kevin Wilson —

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.

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