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Dr Dee at the London Coliseum

Dr Dee

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Damon Albarn’s modern opera mixes pop vocals with 16th century period instruments. Read More >

Damon Albarn’s modern opera Dr Dee mixes pop vocals with 16th century period instruments.  

Dr Dee, though fairly anonymous today, was a key advisor to Elizabeth I and a quintessential Renaissance Man with interests ranging from astrology to alchemy and physics to philosophy. His thirst for knowledge also led him towards the occult, an obsession which brought about his downfall when, conned by a medium, he fell towards disgrace and sexual scandal.

Dr Dee, which was first seen at the 2011 Manchester International Festival, brings together former Blur and Gorillaz front man Albarn and acclaimed director Rufus Norris.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/06/2012

Closing Night: 07/07/2012

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Cast & Creative


Director - Rufus Norris

Producer - Manchester International Festival, London 2012 Festival and ENO

Conductor - Stephen Higgins

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Movement Director - Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly

Set Designer - Paul Atkinson

Sound - Paul Arditti

Lyrics By - Damon Albarn

Music By - Damon Albarn


About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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