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What you thought of: In the Market for Love

Read what the audience and critics are saying about our first indoor performances since March

The curtain has now gone up on our first indoor performances since march.

Offenbach’s In the Market for Love has started its socially-distanced run in the auditorium, following the sell-out success of this summer’s outdoor performances.

Hear from the audience and the critics about what they thought of their return to Glyndebourne…

Audience reaction

‘At the end of the performance, we cheered and applauded and stamped our feet, I had to stop myself from shedding tears of joy, and then I didn’t bother.’

– Audience member

‘It felt strange, but in a good way. I felt completely safe, therefore able to fully enjoy the performance.’

– Audience member

‘an exceptional performance’

– Audience member

What the critics are saying

‘The singers, small chorus and 19 players exuded a joy that felt like homecoming.’

– The Times

‘…an uproarious Offenbach farce that couldn’t be more topical – or more welcome.’

– The Telegraph

‘Irrepressible energy, irreverent wit and a terrific ensemble performance bring some brightness into the prevailing gloom… the cast throw themselves into the burlesque with aplomb.’

– The Stage


Image credits: In the Market for Love, autumn 2020. Photos by Richard Hubert Smith.

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