Award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill makes his opera directing debut with a new production of Monteverdi’s 1643 tale of the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero.

This radical new version by Mark Ravenhill and Alex Silverman, featuring Silverman’s new jazz-inspired orchestration, features a cast that includes Rebecca Caine (Ottavia), Tom Lowe (Arnalta), Jassy Husk (Drusilla), Jessica Walker (Nero), David Sheppard (Ottone), Zoë Bonner (Poppea), Adam Kowalczyk (Liberto/Soldier) and Marcin Gesla (Seneca).

At London’s Little Opera House at the King’s Head Theatre, in repertory until 19 June 2011.


King’s Head Theatre website