Arcola Theatre

The Rape of Lucretia

Directed by: Julia Burbach

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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 some print materials, there is no performance on Tuesday 31 July. There is a performance on Monday 30 July.