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Charing Cross Theatre, London3.611 reviews

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Award-winning Unexpected Opera presents an entertaining take on Wagner’s masterpiece the Ring Cycle, in a comic play with highlights sung in English by five superb performers. Expect magnificent music, great drama and Unexpected fun!

Curious about Wagner and his famous Ring Cycle?  Reluctant to give up loads of time and dosh without knowing more? Here is your chance to experience this amazing work – without taking it too seriously.

The Rinse Cycle is 16 hours of music shrunk to only 2, and conditioned with comedy. We can’t promise it’ll be clean, but we’ll remove the cultural stains and encrusted stereotypes. Plus you'll hear some of the Wagnerian stars of the future. 



Presented by Unexpected Opera.

Acclaim for Unexpected Opera's previous work:

Winner of the Argus Angel award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Fringe 2014:

“full of originality and comic invention – two hours of musical magic plus insight” The Brighton Argus 

**** “Thank heaven for Unexpected Opera … this was one night at the opera I thoroughly enjoyed.” “breaks  down  barriers”

***** “They had me from the very first note. Bravo!”   “masses of energy and talent – cleverly scripted” Broadway Baby 

Additional Information

Running time

TBC. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays 2.30pm

Performance dates

15 February to 12 March 2016

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

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Customer Reviews

11 reviews3.6

James Salamy14th March

I went on a friend's recommendation, was an excellent performance, would highly recommend!

Jane Burgess11th March

I really enjoyed this production. The performances were excellent and musically it was first class. Not all the jokes hit the target but on the whole it was an amusing afternoon. I will certainly look out for this company again. It was disappointing that the theatre was only one-third full, the performers deserved better

Joanna Ward10th March

It was a brave attempt to condense 16 hours of Wagner's Ring Cycle into a 2+ hour performance - and with just 5 singers with a piano accompaniment. The narration linking each musical section was helpful - particularly for my guest who had never been to a Wagner opera. Good use was made of the sparse set and the Bish, Bash, Bosh washing machines were inspired. However I could have done without the sing-a-long pantomime finale!

Noshir Patel7th March

Very enjoyable introduction to Wagner. Would have preferred more singing.

Sarah Quince6th March

Great introduction to the real thing and kept us all absorbed. Wold never sit through the original so seeing this was excellent. Good comedy and music! Would search out other company productions.

Annette Walker5th March

Original show on The Ring, good singing and moving despite the take off which was amusing. Interesting theatre at Charing Cross.

Beverley Southgate3rd March

An amazing blend of moving music and light comedy - made possible by brilliant actors/singers, who make the transition between the two to great effect. I was both moved and amused.

Mrs A M Hughes21st February

The show was very good. The standard of singing and acting was excellent. The script was funny and serious when appropriate. Thank you. All my guests enjoyed it too.

Paul Beecham19th February

I enjoyed it as it was what I expected. I took two opera virgins and they found it a great introduction into the bonkers world of Wagner. The key piece of feedback I would give you is that you should make clear the things you issued that I printed off and were called e-tickets were not at all. The theatre insisted we had to exchange them at the box office for 'real' tickets. This is annoying. Perhaps you can set clearer expectations in the future.

Rodney Milne-Day18th February

Performers happy when singing, embarrassed by script and feeble jokes

Jan Leigh17th February

I thought it was awful; a travesty of The Ring Cycle, a terrible script, not funny at all and dreadful acting and direction - although the women, particularly Brunilde, had good voices. We left in the interval. Sorry but you did ask!!