OPERA fans will have the chance to see the acclaimed Eugene OneGin performance in Bridgwater.

Originally pencilled in for the Apex Park in Burnham-on-Sea, organisers have now confirmed the performance will take place at the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater after the original performance was cancelled due to inclement weather.

A Garsington Opera production, the show has been lauded by critics, and 300 free tickets have been organised for those wishing to attend.

It is a classic love story, one of heartbreak and tragedy.

Tatyana, a bookish country girl, yearns for more than the compromise and routine of provincial family life.

Hoping she has met her true fate in Onegin, a brilliant and glamorous society bachelor visiting from Moscow, she pours out her love for him in an impulsive and passionate letter, setting off an inexorable and tragic chain of events.

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s great verse novel of the same name, Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera gives exquisite voice to the casualties of love, the victims in the battle between raw emotion and social convention.

Tchaikovsky’s own pain, frustration and loss find expression here in some of his most haunting and beautiful music.

Conductor Douglas Boyd, director Michael Boyd and designer Tom Piper bring Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance to life this summer, with Roderick Williams and Natalya Romaniw making their role debuts.

It will take place on October 25, doors opening at 5.30pm with the screening from 6.30pm.

For more information or to book tickets, visit mcmillandtheatre.com or call the box office on 01278 556677.

Wheelchair-accessible seats will be available.