O2 Arena
Londres - Angleterre

Construction: 2007

Topologie du théâtre

Nombre de salles actives: 1
Salle 1: (20000)    2007 - Actif


En métro: North Greenwich
En bus: 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486
Adresse: Drawdock Road, North Greenwich, London, SE10 0BB





2007 - Actif

Following the closure of the Millennium Experience at the end of 2000, the Millennium Dome was leased to Meridian Delta Ltd. in 2001, for redevelopment as an entertainment complex. This included plans for an indoor arena.

Construction of the arena started in 2003 and finished in 2007. Owing to the impossibility of using cranes inside the dome structure, the arena's roof was constructed on the ground within the dome and then lifted. The arena building's structure was then built around the roof. The arena building, which houses the arena and the arena concourse, is independent from all other buildings in The O2 and houses all the arena's facilities. The arena building itself takes up 40% of the total dome structure.

The seating arrangement throughout the whole arena can be modified, similar to the Manchester Arena.[4] The ground surface can also be changed between ice rink, basketball court, exhibition space, conference venue, private hire venue and concert venue.

The arena was built to reduce echoing, a common problem among London music venues.[5] U2's sound manager, Joe O'Herlihy, worked with acoustic engineers to introduce measures such as sound absorbing material on the arena roof and the bottoms of strategically placed seats to reduce echoing.

Despite The O2 arena's being open for only seven months of the year, the venue sold over 1.2 million tickets in 2007, making it the third most popular venue in the world for concerts and family shows narrowly behind the Manchester Arena (1.25 million) and Madison Square Garden in New York City (1.23 million). By 2008 it had became the world's busiest venue with sales of more than two million, taking the crown from MEN Arena


1) Misérables (Les) (Concert)

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Nb de représentations: 2 représentations
Première preview: 03 October 2010
Première: 03 October 2010
Dernière: 03 October 2010

Compositeur: Claude-Michel Schonberg •  
Parolier: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Libettiste: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Metteur en scène: Laurence Connor • James Powell •  
Avec: A company of over 300 actors and musicians, including Ramin Karimloo (Enjolras), Samantha Barks (Eponine), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Nick Jonas (Marius), Norm Lewis (Javert), Matt Lucas (Ténardier), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Jenny Galloway (Madame Thénardier), Camilla Kerslake (Cosette, Mia Jenkins (Young Cosette ), Robert Madge (Gavroche), Earl Carpenter (Bishop of Digne) and the casts of the Original Production at the Queen's Theatre, the New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican, London and members of the Original 1985 London cast. 

Commentaire: Casts of the current London, international tour and original 1985 London productions took part, comprising an ensemble of three hundred performers and musicians This special concert celebrating the show’s 25 th anniversary was marked by the increasingly bitter dispute between Cameron Mackintosh and Trevor Nunn, the original director. Sir Trevor’s sense of betrayal seems to have grown since he was not appointed to direct the new touring version and has deepened because he is not directing this special two-performance concert. Asked if he and Sir Trevor were on speaking terms, Sir Cameron said: "No, actually, and given that Trevor Nunn is about to take over the chair this month of my professorship at Oxford, I just think Trevor's been very silly. Trevor is entitled to his own opinion, but it's sad. He hasn't actually directed Les Miserables on his own, or at all really, since 1987. I sent him a little note saying, 'Don't be so silly. Your memory is as bad as your manners'. But listen, I've got nothing to talk to him about. Trevor sees the world the way he sees it." Sir Cameron said that co-director John Caird, unlike Sir Trevor, has been "an utter gentleman" about things.  (plus) 


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