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Sadler's Wells, London4.640 reviews
One of the world's most famous operas meets revolution in a sultry new adaptation.

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Carmen La Cubana tickets are now available for this sultry new take on opera.

Carmen La Cubana is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet’s classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles.

In a town far from Havana on the eve of the Cuban Revolution  Carmen dreams of a better life. A young soldier José is seduced into running away from his responsibilities and accompanying her to the city. Once she becomes a "Queen of Havana" she loses interest in her faithful companion and turns to charismatic boxer El Niño Martinez - with fateful consequences.

Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

Featuring a large company of singers, dancers and musicians, Carmen La Cubana is a sultry take on one of the most famous operas ever created, set against the simmering turmoil of Revolution in Cuba, 1958.

Book your Carmen La Cubana tickets now to ensure you have a seat to see the hottest show in town.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Running time

2hr 25min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

1 August - 19 August 2018


Recommended for ages 5 and above.

Venue Information

Sadler's WellsRosebery Avenue, Islington, London, EC1R 4TN

Customer Reviews

40 reviews4.6

Mrs Carr14th September

Absolutely amazing, wonderful show

Catlover14th September

Very straightforward booking.

Georgina Hicks19th August

Foot tappingly brilliant. Loved it

Gillian Raine18th August

Good signing dancing and good interpretation of Carmen .Vibrant and colourful performance .

Alison Ray18th August

It wasn't as spectacular as I expected, the dancing was excellent, however the singing was not as strong as some of the other Carmens I have seen, especially in the first half! However one of the singers who really stood out was Jose's girlfriend for her rendition solo in the second half. Also the encore was a great touch and a lasting sense of cuban culture. I was left feeling it was not one of their best nights a little flat!

Ann_Cunningham16th August

A truly great show - very vibrant with superb singing and dancing - a must see!

Bonnie-Rose Lancaster16th August

Amazing show. Music, singing, dancing, visuals were all spectacular.

Abu16th August

Enjoyed the show very much. The music, songs and acting everything were exceptional. However there was only one difficulty we faced was language , though there were three screens displaying all the dialogues in English.

David15th August

We could not fault the production. The voices and dancing were of the highest order. It was such a shame that there were some empty seats. Perhaps wider promotion might help?

Marianne Evans15th August

Very much enjoyed Carmen La Cubana and London Theatre Direct gives excellent service both online and by phone.

Sabine14th August

Vibrant and exhuberant cast, but was a bit disappointed in the first half; the second half was much better and corresponding to my expectations. The 'encore, singing and dancing as the cast gave freely was just wonderful and more of what I would have like to see. The producer tried too hard to stay faithful to the western operatic version of Bizet particularly in the 1st half. It would have been better to make it wholly a 'Cuban' experience particularly in terms of music

Olga Lucia Quintero13th August

We enjoyed the production. Certainly very vibrant and a powerful performance by all. The orchestra was superb.