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Attend the UK debut of the powerful and contemporary opera Blue which deals with the treatment of African-Americans at the hand of the police – art imitating life in these turbulent times.

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why watch blue

Coming together to create a contemporary masterpiece, award-winning librettist Tazewell Thompson and Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori breathe life into Blue. A moving portrait of African American life today, this path-breaking theatre production includes themes that deal with love, loss, faith, and family. It also focuses on how cruel life can be and how injustice is more prevalent than equality and justice. A couple in Harlem loses their son to police brutality and can now only look to their close-knit community in the aftermath because what kind of system is there that sees them and can help?

Book tickets now to attend the very, very limited run of this extraordinary opera.

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Opera Enthusiasts | African American Theatre Lovers | Social Commentary

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Show Details

Genre: Opera

Duration: 2hr

Audience: 15+.

No. of Shows a Week: ~2

Opening Date: 20 April 2023

Closing Date: 4 May 2023

Theatre Name: London Coliseum

Theatre Facilities: Accessible Performances and Washrooms, Assistance Dogs Welcome, In-house Bar, Cloakroom

Dress Code: Smart casual


Nadine Benjamin as Mother

Michael Summer as Father

Zwakele Tshabalala



Jeanine Tesori


Tazewell Thompson


Tinuke Craig

Additional Tips

  • If you are able, the theatre advises guests to wear face coverings during their visit except when eating or drinking or if medically exempt.
  • The songs are performed in English. The subtitles system will display sung words above the stage.

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  • The ticket can be presented digitally at the entrance on the day of your visit.
  • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you to reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.
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