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Flight

Dates
02 July 2022, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£20, £40, £60; £10 under 35

Booking opens on Wednesday 4 May. RCM Friends and supporters at Core Contributor level and above have priority booking from Wednesday 27 April.

Under 35s

To access discounted under-35s tickets, please update your date of birth in your online account (it may take 24 hours for your online account to update and show discount option), or if you’re a new visitor sign up now for a free account. You may be asked to show proof of age eligibility when you attend your booked performance. The discount applies to the cheapest price band only and will be applied at checkout. Full terms and conditions are available here.

02 July 2022, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£20, £40, £60; £10 under 35

Booking opens on Wednesday 4 May. RCM Friends and supporters at Core Contributor level and above have priority booking from Wednesday 27 April.

Under 35s

To access discounted under-35s tickets, please update your date of birth in your online account (it may take 24 hours for your online account to update and show discount option), or if you’re a new visitor sign up now for a free account. You may be asked to show proof of age eligibility when you attend your booked performance. The discount applies to the cheapest price band only and will be applied at checkout. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Michael Rosewell conductor
Jeremy Sams director
Nicky Shaw designer
James Whiteside lighting designer

Jonathan Dove Flight
April de Angelis Libretto
Licensed by arrangement with Peters Edition Limited, London

Acclaimed director Jeremy Sams presents a new production of Jonathan Dove's breakthrough opera – a portrait of the human experience in the least likely of operatic settings.

A refugee and an immigration officer, a diplomat and his pregnant wife, an older woman awaiting her younger fiancé, and a married couple in a rut – this somewhat motley crew are brought together as they wait for a delayed flight. As a storm rages overhead, the passengers' stories unfold around the refugee who is stranded there. This poignant story is based on the experiences of Iranian refugee Mehran Nasseri, who would also inspire Steven Spielberg's The Terminal six years later.

Written for Glyndebourne in 1998, Flight catapulted Jonathan Dove to international renown and has been staged around the world. With episodes to make you laugh out loud and moments for serious reflection, Flight underscores the differences between us – and the sense of humanity that connects us all.

Please note: this production contains strobe lighting and mild adult themes. 

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Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

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