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Why Watch The Cunning Little Vixen?

  • Watch Rudolf Těsnohlídek’s little comic tale The Cunning Fox come to life in this opera production called The Cunning Little Vixen.
  • Immerse yourself in the story that explores the relationship between man and nature and how a chance encounter can change your life.
  • Directed by an up-and-coming director named Jamie Manton, Janáček’s dramatic score with Moravian folk music gives a fairytale-like feel to the production.
  • Suitable for all ages, this production will be available at London Coliseum Theatre for a limited run this autumn!

About Show

Show Details

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Based on a series novel by the name Liška Bystrouška, The Cunning Little Vixen opera is written by Leoš Janáček and first premiered in 1924. Originally written by Rudolf Těsnohlídek as a comic tale, Janáček met the author and requested his permission to write an opera on the short story. The opera follows the story of a vixen who was taken home by a forester to keep as a pet as a cub. The opera has both tragic and philosophical elements but with a few fun moments to keep the piece overall light-hearted.

This production returns to London Coliseum and is directed by an up-and-coming director, Jamie Manton. Janáček’s dramatic score including Moravian folk music is being conducted by Martyn Brabbins. The production features an amazing cast that consists of Sally Matthews as the Vixen, Pumeza Matshikiza as the Fox, and Lester Lynch as the Forester.

The Story

The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček follows a titular fox who is captured as a cub by a forester. The opera follows the cub as the forester’s pet into adulthood and her escape from the forester. When the vixen comes into her womanhood, she meets a fox and takes him home. After an unexpected pregnancy, they marry and raise the cubs together.

Sometime later, Harasta, a poacher, sets a trap for the fox. The fox and vixen cubs mock the trap but Harasta shoots the vixen from a distance and takes her fur to gift to his fiancé Terynka at their wedding. The forester notices the fox fur and heads to the spot in the forest where he met the vixen grieving both her and Terynka’s loss. A frog leaps into his lap, the grandson of the frog at the beginning of the opera, and the forester is left hopeful about the cycle of life and nature.

Show Timings

  • Feb 18, 22, 24, & 26: 7:30 PM
  • Feb 20: 3 PM
  • Mar 1: 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Soprano Sally Matthews as the Vixen , Soprano Pumeza Matshikiza as the Fox , Baritone Lester Lynch as the Forester , Bass Clive Bayley as the Priest , Claire Barnett-Jones as the Dog , John Findon as Innkeeper , Alexandra Oomens as Pepik and the Woodpecker

Direction: Jamie Manton

Music: Martyn Brabbins

  • This show is suitable for all ages .
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Cunning Little Vixen Tickets

Book online tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen play in London.

Booking Period: From 16 Apr 2022 - 7 Aug 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Everybody's Talking About Jamie voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The London Coliseum

Opened in 1904, The London Coliseum Theatre is a West End Theatre that has been transformed a lot over the years. This largest theatre in London showed musicals, plays, and shows in the beginning followed by film screenings and now opera. Currently, English National Opera (ENO) is the full time producing company in this theatre that present a diverse range of opera. A few top opera productions to catch here currently are Nutcracker, Satyagraha, Hairspray, and more.

Seating Capacity: 2,359

London Coliseum Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

SEE IT SAFELY: The London Coliseum operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: London Coliseum, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Bus: The theatre is quite well serviced by bus lines, including 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 179.

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Washrooms

Accessibility: Apollo Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at London Coliseum.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

FAQs | The Cunning Little Vixen

How can I buy tickets to the West End show The Cunning Little Vixen?

You can book online tickets to The Cunning Little Vixen from 18 Feb 2022 - 1 Mar 2022.

How much are the tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen?

The ticket price for The Cunning Little Vixen will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £13.33

What age is The Cunning Little Vixen appropriate for?

The Cunning Little Vixen is suitable for all ages

How long is The Cunning Little Vixen?

The Cunning Little Vixen runs for 3 hours.

When is the opening date of The Cunning Little Vixen opera in London?

The Cunning Little Vixen will start playing in London Coliseum from 18 Feb 2022.

Where is the West End show The Cunning Little Vixen playing in London?

You can watch the West End show The Cunning Little Vixen at London Coliseum, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show The Cunning Little Vixen?

By booking your The Cunning Little Vixen tickets with us, you can avail of 5% cashback on your purchase.

Are there accessible tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen?

Yes. Since Apollo Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen.

Do I need to purchase a The Cunning Little Vixen ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend The Cunning Little Vixen with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for The Cunning Little Vixen?

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