play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

Waiting For The Barbarians

This show has now closed, however you may also be interested in:

About the Show Less...

A new opera by Philip Glass based on John M Coetzee's novel of the same name. Read More >

Philip Glass's Waiting For The Barbarians based on the novel by John M. Coetzee, looks at war between oppressors and oppressed.

The barbarians are coming. Torture is used to obtain confessions from the barbarian prisoners, thus justifying the necessity for the premeditated campaign against the tribe.

This is the third contemporary opera staged at Barbican Hall as part of the Present Voices season.

Learn more about London operas within the West End.

Less...

Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/06/2008

Closing Night: 12/06/2008

Running time: 155 mins (inc interval)

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Richard Salter (The Magistrate), Eugene Perry (Joll), Michael Tews (Mandel), Elvira Soukop (Girl), Kelly God (Chef), Marisa Mulder (Star), Andreas Mitschke (Old Man)

Creative

Author - Text by Christopher Hampton

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at oltenquiries@seetickets.com if you are in any doubt.