ENO and the Unicorn Theatre present a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas.

Belinda is the only child of Dido. A teenager like any other. We watch through her eyes as her mother – heroine, feminist icon, modern parent – slowly starts to fall apart, with tragic consequences.

ENO and the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, join forces for the first time to create a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults.

This show will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others, a chance to see this opera in a new light.

Directed by the Unicorn’s former Artistic Director Purni Morell and conducted by Valentina Peleggi – the newest ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow.

This production features designs by Khadija Raza, a finalist of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2017.

This reimagining of the classic tale will be performed on the Unicorn’s intimate Weston Theatre stage.

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Running Time
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Tickets from £12-£24 (plus booking fee)*

Sung in English

Secret Seats, Access All Arias tickets and ENO’s Multi-Buy Package discounts are not available for this production.

Suitable for children aged 11+. Please note that Dido’s suicide will be presented on stage – if you would like to know more about the decisions and details of this production please email boxoffice@unicorntheatre.com or call the Unicorn Theatre Box Office on 020 7645 0560.

*Booking fee is £2.25 per ticket.

Performances at Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ.

Creative Team

Valentina Peleggi


Purni Morell


Khadija Raza


David W Kidd

Lighting Designer