Satyagraha at the London Coliseum

London Coliseum, London
Booking to 27 February 2018
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English National Opera present Satyagraha at the London Coliseum.

With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history.

Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.

First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott’s highly acclaimed, spectacularly theatrical production is a visual feast.

Philip Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas.

Following the Olivier Award-winning run of Akhnaten in 2016, McDermott is reunited with Glass-specialist conductor Karen Kamensek.

Satyagraha will run from 1 February 2018 until 27 February 2018 at the London Coliseum.


Distinguished British tenor Toby Spence sings Gandhi for the first time, and is joined by sopranos Charlotte Beament (Miss Schelesen) and Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo).


★★★★★ An unmissable masterpiece The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ A striking achievement on many levels The Guardian
★★★★ Enthralling The Financial Times

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 February 2018

Important Notes

Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes Age Restrictions: No children under 5 years old. Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage

Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

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