About the event

OperaUpClose are coming to New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth with their hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.

One of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello’s tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.

The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other. Robin Norton-Hale’s thought-provoking libretto is delivered with vigour and pace and performed by some of the UK’s top singers.

Pre-Show Dining at Rutley's Bistro

Book a 2 course meal at only £18.95 and 3 courses at £21.95

Located on our Dress Circle level, Rutley’s Bistro is open for freshly ground coffee and a selection of teas, as well as freshly produced lunch and pre-theatre dinner. Enjoy great service and superb locally sourced food.

With a 2 course meal at only £18.95 and 3 courses at £21.95, it’s great way to start your evening at the theatre.

Click here to view Rutleys Bistro’s Pre-Theatre Dinner Menu

Click here to book online. Or you can contact Rutley’s Bistro at rutleysbistro@gmail.com or call 02392 778993.