The Lost Thing

Image by Pascal Campion

This Christmas, we will bring a musical reimagining of Shaun Tan’s beautifully illustrated book about a boy who helps a lost thing find its way home to the newly renovated Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House.

What is it… and where does it belong? The discovery of something mysterious and out of place is the starting point for this new family show. In this enchanting collaboration between Candoco Dance Company and The Royal Opera, a cast of disabled and non-disabled singers, dancers and musicians, come together to tell a story about how we are all connected.

Sung in English

Suitable for ages 6+

Relaxed performances: The daytime performances on 15 December and 4 January will be modified to be more accessible for audience members with neurodiverse needs - including autism spectrum conditions or learning disabilities

To find out more about relaxed performances please visit the Access information page on the Royal Opera House website.

The afternoon performance on 12 December 2019 is part of our regular Schools' Matinees programme. Tickets are only available to invited audience.
Supported by The Taylor Family Foundation

This is a co-production and co-commission between the Royal Opera Candoco Dance Company. Based on the book by Shaun Tan.
Generous philanthropic support from the Paul Hamlyn Education Fund

  • Performance date and time

  • 7 December 2019 - 4 January 2020 (times vary)
  • Tickets

  • Full Price: General booking opens on 7 August 2019, 9am
  • Book Tickets
  • Address

  • Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • Bow Street
  • London
  • WC2E 9DD
  • Tel: 020 7304 4000

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