Yup - it's true. Your eyes are not deceiving you. THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K- THE KIM KARDASHIAN MUSICAL is a real thing, it's an opera, and it's coming to the Arcola Theatre this july! It's a new take on Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO combining pop, electronic and classical music and it sounds like one of the most intrigueing shows that'll be hitting the London stage this summer...
The Kim Kardashian musical - The Mozart opera - At the same time
In 2011, Kim Kardashian televised her fairytale wedding to NBA basketball star Kris Humphries. 72 days later she filed for divorce. In this brisk, clever and ambitious take on Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the iconic Kardashian flop takes centre stage with another marriage on the brink: Mozart's explosive Count and Countess.
Three squabbling couples. Three styles of music. One big problem. Combining pop, electronic and classical music, this bitingly satirical romp is a heartfelt reminder of the power of love in tense times.
- Yasemin Gulumser
- James Edge
- Nathan Bellis
- Emily Burnett
- Stephen Hyde
- Amelia Gabriel
Music and direction is by Stephen Hyde, words by Leo Mercer and lighting design by Alexander Newton
The show runs 25 July – 29 July 2017 at 7:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday with a recommended press night on Tuesday 25 July. Tickets are from £12-£22 and public booking opens Thursday 6 July, 12.30pm
THE MARRIAGE OF KIM K- THE KIM KARDASHIAN MUSICAL is part of the 2017 Grimeborn Opera Festival, 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) which is back for its 11th year with 14 exciting productions.
Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen said:
“I’m thrilled to announce Arcola’s new season, which features the eleventh edition of our Grimeborn Opera Festival. Later in the year, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose comes to Arcola for the first time with a major new English version of Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN. This is an exciting time at Arcola. Having just retained our place in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, we are able to produce more new works from raw talent, reimagined classics and ambitious plays from thrilling contemporary voices. I look forward to welcoming you to Arcola again soon.”