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.

Running Time
1hrs 00mins

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 [email protected] 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.

Valentina Peleggi


Purni Morell


Khadija Raza


David W Kidd

Lighting Designer