In claustrophobic Venice, Casanova is preparing for a career in holy orders when an erotic encounter sets him on a different path. Sexual conquests and intellectual liberation define this whirlwind of scandal and excess.
Four couples arrive, in turn, from London, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and separately inhabit a Beverly Hills hotel suite, bringing along their problems, anxieties, and comical marital dilemmas. Beverly Hills will never be the same.
Written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a short canon in A minor for string orchestra and bell.
Carmen's controversial portrayal of realism and romanticism caused a stir in 19th-century France and has since established itself as an international opera house favourite.
A widowed New York novelist fears he’ll never love again and has no interest in dating. Neither does smart, attractive Jennie Malone, who has just returned from getting a Mexican divorce. Until they decide to marry...
Experiments with classical music forms and jazz in the spirit of Djano Reinhardt in the grounds of Charleston Manor, East Sussex.
Patrick Marber’s second play is known for its explicit dialogue, raw emotion and sexual content as two couples exchange partners.
A writer, a photographer, a doctor and a stripper intervene with each other’s lives sexually and romantically as they struggle to find real intimacy in their relationships. Closer takes a deeper look at the pain and anxiety surrounding attraction and love as each person fails to find a true connection to another.
James Graham’s first play, which debuted at the Edinburgh Festival, was inspired by the experiences of his former mining community in the 1980s.
In the early 1940s, the world was gripped by a war that was to be won as much by brain as by braun. As the Allied scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb, the Nazis' leading nuclear physicist, Werner Heisenberg, met mysteriously in Denmark with the longtime friend and colleague, Niels Bohr, now working on the opposite side of the conflict. Michael Frayn's tense drama imagines how the reunion might have played out.
Probably William Shakespeare’s last tragedy, Coiolanus shares its source material, Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, with Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. In a notable diversion from Plutarch’s text, Shakespeare dramatically develops the characterisation of Volumnia.
After winning the love of the Roman citizens with a spectacular display of bravery in battle, Coriolanus turns tyrant and, unable to conceal his contempt for the masses, is banished, causing him to unite with a former foe in vengeance.
A tale of double deceit between two young couples, Così fan tutte explores relationships through complex themes of sexual manipulation, love and forgiveness.