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London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4ES


Christopher Alden’s Olivier Award-winning comic masterpiece Partenope returns to the London Coliseum for its first revival.

Partenope’s beauty attracts many suitors, including Arsace, Armindo and Emilio. Indeed, her allure is such that her suitors have themselves spurned other would-be lovers, including Rosmira, who pines after her Arsace – and subsequently dresses up as a man to become another suitor of Partenope.

As the exploits of four rival suitors escalate in pursuit of Partenope’s love, romance, glittering arias and wonderful ensembles overlap to masterful comic effect.

With designs inspired by the surrealist imagery of Man Ray, and baroque specialist Christian Curnyn conducting a world-class cast, this is a hilarious spectacle not to be missed.

Cast & Creatives

Sarah Tynan, Patricia Bardon, James Laing, Robert Murray
Translated by
Amanda Holden
Christopher Alden
Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer
Adam Silverman
Set Designer
Andrew Lieberman

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London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4ES
020 7845 9300
Official site
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (125m) Charing Cross/Embankment (275m)
Nearest bus
The following buses stop in the Haymarket (Southbound) or Lower Regent Street (Northbound): 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
Nearest train
Charing Cross (275m)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown only 5 minutes walk away, or Q-Park Trafalgar only 6 minutes walk away. Nearest taxi rank in Haymarket.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7845 9300 Fax: 020 7379 1264 Typetalk: 020 7845 9300
Discounts available for disabled people and companions.
Limited mobility
Good leg room in stalls; B1-4, B33-36, C1 and C39 in the Stalls provide the best leg room.
Access description
Slight ramp through left-hand doorway of main entrance on St Martin's Lane opening outwards into foyer. Information desk straight ahead and low countered box office to the right. Main lift, with voice announcements and Braille signage, to right of information desk serving all levels (suitable for scooters). Another lift serves Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony. Else 29 steps up from foyer to Dress Circle, 47 up to Upper Circle and a further 45 up to Balcony. 2 steps between rows in the Balcony, Dress and Upper Circle; 1 step between rows in Stalls. Venue is carpeted throughout and all steps are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser radio transmission system in the auditorium and induction loop at box office and all bars.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.
10 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users in total: 2 at back of Dress circle, 4 in Stall boxes and 4 at back of Stalls (companions can sit beside the wheelchairs users). 10 wheelchair/scooter transfer spaces: 4 in Dress Circle and 6 in Balcony. Theatre also provides 2 wheelchairs for loan.
No steps to toilets off the foyer. More toilets at Dress Circle, Upper Circle (women's 10 steps up), Balcony and Basement.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets at Basement, Stalls, Dress Circle (no steps from lift) and Balcony levels.
No steps to Stalls bar and bars in rear Stalls corridor. Further bars at Balcony, Upper and Dress Circles can be accessed by main lift. Dutch Bar on basement level (reachable by lift) accessed by platform lift or down 3 steps. Drinks cannot be taken into the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Our price


Face value?
£20.00- £120.00

Age suitability
Show times
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Opening night
Box office
020 7845 9300
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