The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

1 February - 28 March 2025

Dates & venues

Step into the storm

Legend has it The Flying Dutchman is doomed to sail the ocean for all eternity. Only true and committed love can bring freedom. Once every seven years, the ship’s captain may set foot on land in search of it. Consumed by the sad tale, Senta is determined to be the woman to save the Dutchman. Will their chance meeting finally bring salvation, or tragedy?

Discover the legend for yourself in this new production by Annabel Arden, designed by Joanna Parker, with some of Wagner’s most bracing music to propel you through the storm.

Supported by The Flying Dutchman Circle and the Friends of Opera North.

From £16*
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
  • Hull New Theatre

Running time
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Sung in German with English subtitles

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*Prices vary by venue. Booking fees may apply.

Bite to eat before the show?

Kino’s seasonal pre-theatre menu is a little bit French, a lot British, and Yorkshire through and through. Think classic dishes reimagined, made from scratch by our award-winning chefs using the best local and wild produce. Sit back and relax as we make sure you have a pre-show meal to remember!


Cast & creative

Robert Hayward

The Dutchman

A woman wearing large earrings.
Laura Wilde


A man with grey hair wearing a shirt and blazer.
Clive Bayley


A man with characterful eyebrows.
Edgaras Montvidas

Erik / Steuermann

Molly Barker


Image of conductor Garry Walker
Garry Walker


A woman with curly hair.
Annabel Arden


A woman with brown hair tied behind her head.
Joanna Parker

Set, Costume & Video Designer

A man with short hair.
Kevin Treacy

Lighting Designer

A man with long hair.
Angelo Smimmo

Movement Director

The Flying Dutchman

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