11 May - 2 Jun 2019 Age guide: 11 - adult

A Unicorn / English National Opera Production


Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, re-imagined for the modern age.

  • Directed by Purni Morell
  • Conducted by Valentina Peleggi
Book tickets now 11 May - 2 Jun 2019
  • Under 18s: £8 - £18
    £10 - £24

    Preview prices until 12 May
    Friends & Family Offer

    Venue: Weston Theatre at the Unicorn
  • 11 May 2019 Sat 14.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 12 May 2019 Sun 14.00 SOLD OUT
  • 14 May 2019 Tue 19.00 SOLD OUT
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Age guide: 11 - adult
Duration: Duration: Approx 1 hr 15 mins

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, re-imagined for the modern age.

English National Opera and the Unicorn join forces for the very first time to create a new production of Purcell's powerful and emotional masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults.

Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other, in any big city. We watch through her eyes as her mother - heroine, feminist icon, modern parent - slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences.

Directed by the Unicorn's former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by ENO's Valentina Peleggi, this contemporary production will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others a chance to see a familiar and much-loved opera in a new light. 

Sung in English.


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For Schools

Suitable for School Years 7 - 13, college and university students.
Read online or download the first part of our free teachers' resource pack.
School tickets from £7 | more information
Got a question or want to book? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com

Ticket Offers

Preview prices 11 - 12 May: Under 18s £8 - £14, Adults £10 - £20
Weekday prices: Under 18s £8 - £16, Adults £12 - £22
Weekend prices: Under 18s £10 - £18, Adults £14 - £24

Family & Friends offer from 15 May: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers). 

Cast & Creative Team

Rachael Lloyd
Aenaes Njabulo Madlala
Belinda Eyra Norman

Creative Team
Director Purni Morell 
Conductor Valentina Peleggi
Lighting Designer David W Kidd
Stage Designer Khadija Raza 


This production is designed by Khadija Raza, a finalist of the Linbury Prize 2017. The Linbury Prize is the UK’s most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK’s leading theatre, opera and dance companies.

Supported by The Linbury Trust

Show image by 
Hugo Glendinning


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