London Docklands Singers
Queen Marie of Romania, October 2023


Queen Marie of Romania
with the Marcel Opera
Friday 13th October 2023, 8:00 PM
The Space, Isle of Dogs, E14

Conductor Andrew Campling

This new opera is based on the extraordinary life of Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938).

Marie was a granddaughter both of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The opera charts Marie’s life from the time of her marriage to Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania in 1893 until her death in Pelis Castle, Romania in 1938. Marie served her adopted country as a nurse during World War I, as a diplomat at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and as a promoter of peace between nations (inspired in part by her interest in the Bahai faith).

Throughout her adult life Marie faced huge challenges – cultural, political, social, and personal. This fascinating show highlights the perennial themes of love, death, devotion to duty, and personal conflict.
Tickets £18 (£15 conc.)
Available online from The Space and on the door subject to availability
From Mudchute DLR station
If arriving from Bank direction, turn right when getting off the train and walk up the stairs. Follow the brick wall round and turn right down the stairs. Bear right down Spindrift Avenue and keep walking to the end of this road. Turn right on to Westferry Road and the Space is a few minutes up the road opposite Rose Food and Wine store. It will take you approximately 10 - 15 minutes to walk from Mudchute station.
By Bus
You can get the D7 from Mile End or Poplar, the D3 from Bethnal Green and the 135 from Old Street. Our bus stop is called Crews Street.
Marcel Opera : Queen Marie of Romania : October 2023