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Experience the poignant opera, Peter Grimes, by Benjamin Britten, with a libretto by Montagu Slater, at London Coliseum this autumn. Secure your tickets to the Peter Grimes opera, London and venture deep into the dark corners of the human psyche with this thrilling tale.

why watch peter grimes

Peter Grimes presents a brilliantly simplistic tale that is equal parts psychological thriller and morality play. A stunning musical depiction of the powers of intolerance, suspicion, and terror which can repress our diversity and tear us apart as people and communities, Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by Montagu Slater. Often regarded as an English national opera, Britten’s beautiful masterpiece depicts the mistrust, misunderstandings, and dangerous secrets that remain even in the closest communities in a profoundly realistic manner.

With its realistic representation of characters and social themes, the piece represented a shift from the more traditional operatic style that was popular at the time. The production, directed by David Alden and conducted by Martyn Brabbins, will be staged at the London Coliseum in London’s West End for a short run this fall. Purchase tickets to the Peter Grimes opera in London now to avoid disappointment later!

The Story

The mysterious disappearance of Peter Grimes' apprentice deepens the townspeople's mistrust and suspicion towards the fisherman. Soon, accusations begin to surge, and the situation takes a dark and troubling turn. The entire community comes together to take on Grimes, the ultimate outsider, resulting in catastrophic repercussions. Watch the unfolding of the powerful story of the Peter Grimes opera in London. Grab your tickets today!

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Opera Lovers | Drama Fans | Psychological Thriller Enthusiasts

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Show Details

Genre: Opera

Duration: 3 hr 15 min with 2 intervals

Audience: To be confirmed

Opening Date: 21 Sep 2023

Closing Date: 11 Oct 2023

Theatre Name: London Coliseum

Theatre Capacity: 2359

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Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Restaurant

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Gwyn Hughes Jones as Peter Grimes

John Findon as Bob Boles

Elizabeth Llewellyn as Ellen Orford

Alex Otterburn as Ned Keene

Christine Rice as Auntie

Clive Bayley as Swallow

David Soar as Hobson

Ronald Samm as Reverend Horace Adams

Simon Bailey as Balstrode


Benjamin Britten


David Alden


Martyn Brabbins

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • BSL signed performance will be held on 9 October 2023, 7 PM

  • You will receive an email with your Peter Grimes voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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