English Touring Opera: Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Tue 16 Apr 2024



Manon Lescaut is a devastating depiction of a woman wrestling with her desire for love on her own terms, and the rigid double standards imposed on her by society. The opera was a breakthrough smash for Giacomo Puccini, composer of the timeless classics La bohème, Tosca and Madame Butterfly, full of memorable music and heartbreaking drama.

Jude Christian, fresh from a critically acclaimed Titus Andronicus at London’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, brings incisive direction and a sharp, poetic new translation to her radical new production, while ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius conducts.

Performed in English with English surtitles.

Running Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)



£15 Under 16s
£20* 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect  
Under 18s school groups 
£5 off
for Groups 10+
2-4-1 tickets for Friends and Supporters
15% off for Members / or 20% off if the purchase is completed before Wed 31st Jan 2024.

MULTIBUY OFFER: 10% off tickets when you buy both Manon Lescaut and Rake’s Progress performances.

Selected performances discount is applicable on price bands B – D only.

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Director & Librettist Jude Christian
Conductor Gerry Cornelius
Designer Charlotte Henery
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Répétiteur Nicholas Bosworth
Costume Supervisor Megan Rarity

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Cast & Creative

Jenny Stafford


Gareth Dafydd Morris

Des Grieux

Aidan Edwards


Edward Hawkins


Brenton Spiteri


Cicely Hé

Singer & Ensemble

David Horton

Dance Master & Ensemble

Amy J Payne

Naval Captain

Phil Wilcox

Ensemble, Sergeant, Cover Lescaut and Cover Innkeeper

Edward Jowle

Ensemble, Innkeeper & Cover Sergeant

Julia Mariko

Lamplighter & Ensemble

Rachel Speirs


Shafali Jalota


Judy Louie Brown


Morgana Warren-Jones


Jack Dolan


Sandeep Gurrapadi


Masimba Ushe


Philippa Boyle

Cover Manon

Dominic J. Walsh

Cover Des Grieux

Trevor Eliot Bowes

Cover Geronte