The Turn of the Screw 

“A formidable cast excels in an ingenious small scale production”
Observer -
Fiona Maddocks 

“Properly haunting...extraordinary”
Guardian - Rian Evans

“thoroughly chilling Britten”
Times - Rebecca Franks

“unforgettable...with a top-notch cast, from whom Kettle coaxes the most subtle, almost conspiratorial acting...”
Operalogue - Hugh Canning 

Seven Deadly Sins / Mahagonny Songspiel 

‘carried off with...exhilarating theatrical panache and intelligence’ 
Telegraph - Ivan Hewett 

‘all credit to Isabelle Kettle...for making these hitherto intractable works so fruitful. Wit and insight took precedence over easy, wearisome sleaze’
Guardian - Fiona Maddocks

‘as theatre it’s timelessly harrowing and bang up to date.’
Bachtrack - Mark Valencia

‘what we’ve been waiting for from the Royal Opera this last pandemic year: a production conceived for filming, harnessing the company’s young artists team and making imaginative use of the theatre.’
Guardian - Erica Jeal

Dido and Aeneas 

“a fresh and powerful reading of Purcell’s opera” 
Opera Magazine - Rupert Christiansen 

“a stark, stylised staging that’s well worth seeing” 
The Times - Rebecca Franks 

“a stylish, intelligent Dido and Aeneas”
The Telegraph - Alexandra Loghlan 


‘Kettle’s acutely observed production rightly eschews humour, tapping into the gravity of Handel’s musical setting.’
Evening Standard - Barry Millington  


(revival director)

‘a truly compelling...revival’
Guardian - Martin Kettle

‘stunning revival’
Financial Times

The Marriage of Figaro

‘this is a Figaro to be savoured and treasured…and an evening of pure delight’
Daily Info

‘a fabulously daring, witty and innovative take on a mozart classic’ 
Ox in a Box

‘highly impressive and accomplished’
 Opera Scene