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The Cock Tavern Theatre, who have won a Peter Brook Empty Space Award, are staging a production of La Boheme from the 8th of December '09 to the 23rd of January '10 (No show on: 12th December or from 25th December - 4th January, except New Year's Eve at 5pm).

The production has already had some excellent press:

"A whole new genre: pub opera. Don't bet against it being a terrific success." TIME OUT

LA BOHÈME is transported to the gritty realism of vibrant modern day North London from 1830s Bohemian Paris. The inspirational experience of Puccini's music is brought to an intimate staging with a young cast and chorus. This production has been conceived to make LA BOHÈME as visceral, funny, accessible and emotionally engaging for audiences as its first performance in 1896.

The timeless story of LA BOHÈME begins on Christmas Eve and revolves around Mimi and Rodolfo, profoundly in love but unable to find a way to make their relationship succeed. Mimi has moved to England from Romania and is working as a cleaner. She lives alone in a North London bedsit, amid a group of middle-class boys who are indulging in a carefree, artistic, Bohemian lifestyle; spending the little money they have on nights out and parties. When Rodolfo falls for Mimi, the group discover the complexity of living for love and art. Puccini's score is a rollercoaster of human emotion that juxtaposes comedy with deep love and underlying tragedy.

This is the inaugural production from OperaUpClose who are dedicated to presenting new, difficult and classic operas in intimate spaces using young world-class trained singers and directors. Artistic Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher formed the company to bring opera to life for new audiences and to offer the extraordinary opportunity to experience the dramatic and musical event of opera up close.

Formed in January 2009 The Cock Tavern Theatre has rapidly established itself at the forefront of the London Fringe under the artistic direction of Adam Spreadbury-Maher.

The Cock Tavern Theatre
Winner of Empty Space... Peter Brook Award's Dan Crawford Pub Theatre Award 2009

8th December - 17th April (Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 3pm)
Official Review by Peter Carrington, read now
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Bonnie Adair
Emily Altneu
Paola Berta

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