Opera returns to the King’s Head Theatre with this vivid, inventive and devastatingly powerful new take on Georges Bizet’s masterpiece. Carmen cleans floors for minimum wage on the frontline of Britain’s crumbling NHS. One of the nurses, Jose, falls madly in love with her after a brief fling. As his infatuation morphs into something uglier, and far more dangerous, Carmen realises she might have made a terrible mistake. One which could cost her everything.Blending stark emotional realism with some of the world’s most beloved music, this brand new English version by Ashley Pearson and Mary Franklin examines what happens when love turns toxic in a broken Britain.