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London Coliseum, London4.33 reviews

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Thunderstorm is an award-winning modern opera about family, society and corruption in Old Shanghai. Zhou Puyuan is the head of a wealthy, successful and seemingly happy Shanghai household. But a storm is gathering… for behind this veneer of respectability lies a web of intrigue, and a dark family secret. As corruption is exposed and his family disintegrates, Zhou is confronted with a changing society and the emergence of a new China.

Based on the acclaimed play by Cao Yu, and set to music by legendary composer Mo Fan, this lavish production of Thunderstorm is a beautiful evocation of the atmosphere of Old Shanghai and not to be missed.

These performances are part of the Shanghai Season at the London Coliseum, a unique collaboration between Shanghai Opera and Shanghai Ballet companies.

Production Supported by MG Motor UK.

Additional Information

Age restriction


Running time


Performance dates

11 to 14 August 2016

Special notes

Under 5s not admitted. No readmittance to auditorium. Latecomers not admitted. Strictly no photography. This production is performed to a recorded soundtrack.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Customer Reviews

3 reviews4.3

Cindy Liu15th August

A great performance in a beautiful venue.

Richard de Zoysa15th August

Very melodramatic but highly watchable. Chorus was good as were the main performers in particular the lead soprano. The set worked well given the opera's themes and on the whole we enjoyed the performance despite the somewhat over dramatized operatic plot. The pit orchestra was excellent and we thought it was a pity there were not that many people in the audience to enjoy the spectacular staging. Good to see a foreign operatic performance staged in London.

thomson chung12th August

excellent. glad to see a chinese epic in London