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  • Event Overview
    • English National Opera presents Paul Bunyan

      Following its sell-out run at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2018, ENO will again perform Paul Bunyan, Britten’s retelling of the legend of the eponymous giant. As part of ENO’s Studio Live series, we present the immense power of opera in intimate theatre environments while celebrating emerging and established UK talents.

      Director Jamie Manton’s five-star production explores dreams, and the nature of civilisation and its impact on the ecology of the world we inhabit.

      The production features designs by Camilla Clarke, a winner of the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design, lighting by Marc Rosette, and choreography by Jasmine Ricketts. It will be conducted by ENO’s chorus master, James Henshaw.

      ENO Harewood Artists Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Rowan Pierce reprise their roles as Johnny Inkslinger and Tiny respectively, alongside the ENO Chorus.

      Olivier Award-winning actor Simon Russell Beale will again provide the offstage recorded voice of the titular giant.

      Performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London

      Tickets on sale Monday 11th February 10am.

      Running time is:

      Act one – 1 hr 10 min

      Interval – 20 min

      Act two – 50 min

      Please note Seat Locations codes when booking - STL = Stalls C/C = Centre Circle C/R = Circle Right C/L = Circle Left

      ‘Exhilarating’ The Mail on Sunday

      ‘A joyful spectacle’ The Guardian

      ‘Thrilling’ The Telegraph


  • Event Information
    • Where

      Alexandra Palace Theatre


      9th - 13th May


      Date Doors open Event Start time
      9th May 2019 18:30 19:30
      10th May 2019 18:30 19:30
      11th May 2019 18:30 19:30
      11th May 2019 14:00 15:00
      13th May 2019 18:30 19:30


      Ticket Advance Door
      Band A £45 + booking fee
      Band B £40 + booking fee
      Band C £35+ booking fee
      Band D £30+ booking fee
      Band E £20+ booking fee


  • Tickets
    • Where do I buy tickets?

      Alexandra Palace ticketing partner is See Tickets. If you have purchased tickets via See Tickets, for all ticket enquiries please call them on 0871 220 0260. If you did not purchase your tickets via See tickets, please contact your ticket provider.

      Ticket collections

      If you have received an email confirmation from your ticket provider you can collect your tickets from the Box Office collection point located next to the main entrance. Please note you cannot pick them up before the doors open. Please allow some extra time to collect your tickets as this can take a few minutes and we do not want you to miss any of the event.

      I have not received my e-confirmation or tickets, what should I do?

      Please contact the ticket provider or outlet that you made your purchase through as they will need to send you a confirmation. Alexandra Palace staff cannot check your purchase or find your records if you turn up. To gain entry to the event you need an e-confirmation or ticket.