Benjamin Britten

Paul Bunyan

ENO's five-star production of Paul Bunyan will receive its first revival at the Alexandra Palace Theatre.

Following its sell-out run at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2018, ENO will again perform the Olivier Award-nominated Paul Bunyan, Britten’s retelling of the legend of the eponymous giant.

As part of ENO’s Studio Live series, we present the immense power of opera in intimate theatre environments while celebrating emerging and established UK talents.

Director Jamie Manton’s five-star production explores dreams, and the nature of civilisation and its impact on the ecology of the world we inhabit.

The production features designs by Camilla Clarke, a winner of the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design, lighting by Marc Rosette, and choreography by Jasmine Ricketts. It will be conducted by ENO’s chorus master, James Henshaw.

ENO Harewood Artists Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Rowan Pierce reprise their roles as Johnny Inkslinger and Tiny respectively, alongside the ENO Chorus, who have been nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for their work in this production.

Simon Russell Beale will again provide the offstage recorded voice of the titular giant.

Performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London


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The Stage

Running Time
2hrs 30mins

Running time includes a twenty minute interval

Tickets available from £20 (plus booking fee)*

Sung in English

* ENO charges £2.25 booking fee per ticket

All performances are at Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or


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