555: Verlaine en Prison

“Paul Verlaine, for shooting and injuring Arthur Rimbaud with a revolver, you are herby sentenced to 555 days in prison!”

Featuring music from composers including Debussy, Hahn and Fauré as well as Verlaine’s poetry and letters, 555: Verlaine en prison explores the tragic and turbulent life of Paul Verlaine, the ‘French Oscar Wilde’ and his time spent in Mons prison for shooting his lover, the poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Cast & Creatives


Logan Lopez Gonzalez – Writer/Counter tenor
Eleanor Burke – Writer/Director
Anna Sideris – Actor
Stella Marie Lorenz – Pianist

Performances

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

Monday 4th March 2024, 1pm

Grimeborn Festival
ARCOLA THEATRE
24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL

Tuesday 5th September 2023, 7.30pm

For every ticket you bought, we planted a tree with Eden Reforestation Projects via our Seats for Seeds scheme.

Reviews

OPERA TODAY
Clare Seymour

“a tender and troubled portrait of poetic profundity”

“reaped huge emotional and dramatic rewards”

© Simon Van Rompay