performance & dance

The Light in the Piazza

Be transported to sun-drenched Italy by the London premiere of hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza.

Starring four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming and film and television star Dove Cameron making their London stage debuts, The Light in the Piazza is directed by multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans.

The new production features ‘the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story’ (The New York Times) performed by Opera North’s 40-piece symphony orchestra.

Set in Florence during the summer of 1953, this heart-wrenching love story invites us into the world of Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara. As they take in the wonders of the city, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli.

It’s love at first sight, but Clara isn’t quite what she appears – soon they must all confront a secret that’s been kept in the shadows for far too long.

Don’t miss this six-time Tony-winning musical about the life-changing thrill of first love, at Royal Festival Hall for 20 performances only.

Joining Renée and Dove is a stellar cast of acclaimed performers including Olivier Award-winning Alex Jennings (RSC, Netflix’s The Crown), Rob Houchen (Les Misérables), Marie McLaughlin (Royal Opera House), Liam Tamne (Wicked) and Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom of the Opera).

I’m delighted to be a part of the London premiere of The Light in the Piazza. Adam Guettel’s score is ravishing, reaching beyond the boundaries of how we think of musical theatre. For my London theatre debut, to play Margaret Johnson – a fascinating, deeply human character whose predicament I find incredibly moving – this was an opportunity I couldn’t resist.
Renée Fleming

Dates & times

14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 180 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


£20 - £150
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£20, £35, £55, £75, £90, £150


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Age recommendation
Babes in arms will not be admitted.

Group bookings
For group booking rates for 6+ people, please contact us on 020 7960 4225 from Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm, or at

Access information
The performance at 8pm on Monday 24 June is British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted by Susan Merrick.

To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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Renée Fleming and Adam Guettel discuss their upcoming performance of the award-winning musical