Peter Grimes


One of opera’s most thrilling works, Britten’s PETER GRIMES plays at the London Coliseum for a limited time from September 2023!

Featuring some of the most powerful and evocative music ever written, Benjamin Britten’s PETER GRIMES paints a vivid picture of a small community’s transformation into a hateful mob in the face of a local tragedy.

Part-psychological thriller and part-morality play, PETER GRIMES is an elegantly simple story. Beautifully expressed musically, about ever-present forces of fear, suspicion and intolerance. Forces, that if left unchecked, repress our differences and drive us apart as individuals and communities.

The production is conducted by Martyn Brabbins, ENO’s Director of Music, and directed by longstanding ENO collaborator, David Alden. It features Gwyn Hughes Jones in the title role with former Harewood Artists, Elizabeth Llewellyn and Alex Otterburn as Ellen Orford and Ned Keene, respectively; and current Harewood Artist John Findon as Bob Boles. Rounding out the cast are Christine Rice as Auntie, Clive Bayley as Swallow, David Soar as Hobson with Ronald Samm as Reverend Horace Adams and Simon Bailey plays Balstrode.

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What is Peter Grimes about?

Peter Grimes’ apprentice goes missing in mysterious circumstances. The townspeople’s mistrust of the fisherman then turns into something far darker. Gossip becomes suspicion. Suspicion descends into accusation. The villagers come together with devastating consequences to confront the outsider Grimes.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now for performances from 21 Sep – 11 Oct 2023

Running Time

3hrs 15mins

Cast & Creatives

Martyn Brabbins (Conductor), David Alden (Director)

Gwyn Hughes Jones (Peter Grimes), Elizabeth Llewellyn (Ellen Orford), Alex Otterburn (Ned Keene), John Findon (Bob Boles), Christine Rice (Auntie), Clive Bayley (Swallow), David Soar (Hobson), Ronald Samm (Reverend Horace Adams), Simon Bailey (Balstrode)

Booking Period

Thu 21 Sep - Wed 11 Oct 2023

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:00PM
Thursday 7:00PM
Friday 7:00PM
Saturday 6:00PM

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Venue Information

London Coliseum

St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4ES

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