West End

Farinelli + The King With Mark Rylance

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Duke Of York's Theatre, Covent Garden


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Farinelli + The King With Mark Rylance

Opera by candlelight at the Duke Of York

"A sumptuous production."

- Daily Telegraph
After an epic run of shows at Shakespeare's Globe, this critically acclaimed production of Farinelli And The King is taking to the West End and the stunning Duke Of York Theatre. It tells the story of an insomnia-plagued King and the powerfully talented Farinelli, a celebrated singer who can cure him. Expect a mesmerising performance with glowing candlelight, live Baroque music and original arias. Plus, it stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award-winner Mark Rylance. Kind of a big deal. The theatre opened in 1892 as the Trafalgar Square Theatre, with Wedding Eve. The theatre became known as the Trafalgar Theatre in 1894 and the following year became the Duke Of York's to honour the future King George V. It was Grade II listed by English Heritage in September 1960. "The story Van Kampen has to tell is itself extraordinary... a richly unusual evening that not only demonstrates music's curative power for a mad king but its ability to offer spiritual uplift to just about everyone else." – The Guardian "Rylance reigns supreme in a beguiling show." – The Independent Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes including one interval. Ticket include booking fees. If booking multiple tickets on the app, please make sure to book from one YPlan account at the same time if you want to be seated together; you will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. Valid ID required for ticket collection. Please note that RV stands for Restricted View. These tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled).

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