Leos Janacek

Relaxed Performance: The Cunning Little Vixen

Enjoy a performance of The Cunning Little Vixen in a relaxed environment.

In the wild, we return to our true nature.

The relaxed performance of The Cunning Little Vixen will take place on 26 February 2022 at 14.30

Relaxed performances are for everyone, and they may particularly benefit those who might normally find it challenging to access theatre. This might include anyone with dementia, learning disabilities, an autistic spectrum condition, Tourette’s syndrome, sensory disorders, anxiety, bladder and bowel conditions, and those with young children or babies.

You may choose to attend a relaxed performance because of an access issue, or because you prefer a more relaxed and inclusive environment.

About The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen can be seen as a light-hearted story about a mischievous fox, and the antics she gets up to in the forest. It can also be viewed as composer Leos Janáček exploring the fairy tale genre, blending comedy with tragedy, and leading to a touching philosophical reflection on the nature of life and death.

The fox finds herself taken home by a forester to be kept as a pet as a little cub. The opera follows her into adulthood, as she seeks to escape the forester and what happens after.

What’s different at a Relaxed Performance?

  • Open-door policy: you can leave your seat and the auditorium as much as you like throughout the performance as we keep the house lights up.
  • Making noise during the performance is permitted, and encouraged!
  • Removal of any sudden loud sound effects or flashing lights
  • Auditorium doors are open much earlier
  • Dedicated ‘chill-out space’ front of house
  • Alternative quiet space to watch the performance on a screen in the foyer
  • Additional friendly members of staff to help and support your visit
  • Pre-visit accessible resources available to download (e.g. visual story)

Concessionary rates are available, plus a free ticket scheme to personal assistants or carers.

How do I book?

As part of our Under 21s scheme at ENO, all young people under 21 go FREE and adult tickets start from £15*.

We will then contact you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Please provide all of the access needs for your party so we can make your visit as easy as possible.

*plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket.

Fun, touching... and probes the deeper meaning of life

Financial Times

Janacek’s demanding score is safely delivered under Martyn Brabbins’s direction

The Times

As Vixen, Sally Matthews is bright and vivacious; Pumeza Matshikiza's vocal richness makes the Fox a sensuous charmer.

Evening Standard

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Running Time
2hrs 15mins

Tickets available from £15-£25*

*plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket.

Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

For more information, please contact our box office on Live Chat or box.office@eno.org

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