Themba Mvula

Zambian-born Operatic Baritone

Themba Mvula is a Zambian-born operatic baritone based in the UK.

Back to All Events

The Elixir of Love


  • King's Head Theatre Pub 115 Upper Street London, England, N1 1QN United Kingdom (map)

Following Carmen, La Traviata and the Olivier Award nominated La bohème, the King's Head Theatre present a quirky, romantic and enchanting new take on Donizetti’s dazzling comic opera. 1982. In the Welsh seaside town of Barry Island, lovelorn poet Nemorino’s affections for the charismatic Italian immigrant, Adina, are met with indifference. Luckily for him, Dulcamara, a travelling peddler has the perfect solution... a love potion. As the Falklands war gains momentum and Thatcherism ravages the UK, can these two young romantics find happiness in a time of uncertainty and division?

Sung in a new English version by Chris Harris and David Eaton

Company - King’s Head Theatre

Composer - Donizetti

Director - Hannah Noone

Musical Director - David Eaton

Brandon (Belcore) - Themba Mvula

Adina - Alys Roberts

Nicky (Nemorino) - David Pouten

Dulcamara - Matthew Kellet

Gina - Caroline Taylor

Themba will be performing on the following dates: 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th September. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (matinee), 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th (matinee), 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th (matinee), 12th, 14th, 16th (matinee), 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th (matinee), 19th, 21st, 23rd (matinee) 23rd, 24th & 25th October.

Follow the link below to book tickets

Earlier Event: August 8
The Elixir of Love