The Ring Cycle Plays is a unique opportunity for opera buffs and fantasy fans alike to gain a new insight into Richard Wagner’s extraordinary chronicle by encountering the operas performed as plays without the usual operatic scores.
Wagner’s celebrated adaptation of Viking myths, remains one of the most powerful and influential tales of sword and sorcery ever written, directly inspiring The Lord of the Rings and other fantasy and sci-fi classics.
It’s an extraordinary tale of gods, giants, nymphs, dwarfs and humans, revealing how both mortals and immortals fall under the spell of a powerful ring, possession of which brings the chaos and glory of absolute power.
The story is being told by the award-winning, resident company, Gods and Monsters Theatre, at London’s free, open-air arena, The Scoop, and unfolds over four hours interspersed with generous intervals.
It builds into an unforgettable, family-friendly evening of mythical romance, comedy and drama. You can catch the shows on different nights or see them all in one epic visit.
Nightly timetable: (not Mon/Tues) until August 31 .
6.00pm – 6.45pm THE RHINE GOLD
7.00pm – 7.45pm THE VALKYRIE
7.45pm – 8.30pm Break
8.30pm – 9.15pm SIEGFRIED
9.30pm – 10.15pm TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
And there’s no need to book – just turn up and take a seat! There’s room for 1,000 people at every performance.
The Scoop is at More London, on the south bank of the Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge next to City Hall
Last year, 33,184 people watched The Thebans season. Extraordinarily, almost 8,000 were first time theatregoers; 56% were under 35 years of age (compared to 37% in the West End) and 83% were Londoners.