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After Dido

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A live music and film performance inspired by Purcell's Dido And Aeneas. Read More >

A Young Vic/English National Opera collaboration, After Dido is a live music and film performance inspired by Purcell's Dido And Aeneas, devised in celebration of the 350th aninversary of the composer's birth. 

Katie Mitchell returns to the Young Vic, where she previously directed The Jewish Wife, to direct After Dido. Mitchell is Associate Director at the National Theatre, where her previous productions have includes Waves, …Some Trace Of Her, Women Of Troy, Attempts On Her Life and The Seagull. For ENO Mitchell has directed Don Giovanni, Jenufa, Katya Kabanova and Jeptha.

The role of Dido is played by Susan Bickely, whose previous credits with ENO include Falstaff, the Trojans, Twice Through The Heart and The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. She has twice before appeared in productions of Dido And Aeneas.

This is the second year running that the Young Vic has collaborated with ENO. The companies worked together in April 2008 on two prodctions – Lost Highway and Punch And Judy. 




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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 15/04/2009

Closing Night: 25/04/2009

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Cast & Creative


Susan Bickley, James Gower, Adam Green, Helen Jarmanay, Katherine Manley, Nathan Vale


Director - Katie Mitchell

Producer - ENO/Young Vic

Designer - Viki Mortimer

Conductor - Christian Curnyn

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - Purcell

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