Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.
Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet
The Royal ballet returns to our screen with a three ballet spectacular
The Royal Ballet will be treating us to three ballet`s. Within the Golden Hour; New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; and Flight Pattern – three ballets, one world premiere, showcasing the contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songsfor a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date
Why not treat yourself to our renowned pre-theatre meals in THE PLACE restaurant and reserve seats at the Theatre.
Needle Felted Landscapes – £30.00
Thursday 20th June 5pm-8pm
In this evening workshop you will create a landscape picture using only wool. Bring a picture you would like to recreate in a woolly painting, or be inspired on the day.
All materials provided including a picture frame for you to take your masterpiece home in!
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever’ (★★★★★ Telegraph.) This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this ‘spellbinding’ (★★★★★ Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger; Liam Mower as The Prince, and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.
Book your pre-theatre meals in our restaurant and reserve seats in the theatre. Tel: 01694 722209
ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin). All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong
Book your pre-theatre meals in THE PLACE restaurant and reserve seats at the Theatre. Sample our fantastic meal prepared by our award winning chef. Two course meal with wine or soft drink £15.00 Essential to pre-book theatre meals to save disappointment 01694 722209 Please note this is an ‘Encore’ screening via BluRay
Seaming and Finishing Techniques – £20
Thursday 18th July 5pm-7pm
This is probably our most requested workshop. Set aside two hours to learn and practise the techniques which make finishing a project a pleasure not a pain!
Learn simple seaming methods and how to securely weave in ends.
All materials provided.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Mozart`s thrilling classis of MURDER and SEDUCTION
Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.
Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage. While Ashton’s Enigma Variations is most typically British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Completing the programme is Petipa’s Raymonda Act III – a Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique,
This Royal Ballet’s triple bill displays the variety of the Company. MacMillan’s Concerto embraces both the classical and the contemporary, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations, inspired by the life of Edward Elgar, has that quintessentially British charm. Raymonda Act III meanwhile, offers audiences the opportunity to experience the choreographic skills of renowned Russian dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev.
The evening will see role debuts in Concerto for Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay, Yasmine Naghdi and Mayara Magri. These are followed by role debuts for Laura Moreraas Lady Elgar, Francesca Hayward as Dorabella and Matthew Ballas Troyte in Enigma Variations. In Raymonda Act III Russian dancers and Royal Ballet Principals Vadim Muntigirov and Natalia Osipova take on the technical challenges of Nureyev’s choreography, in his re-imagining of the final act of Petipa’s grand classical ballet.
A fantastic combination of ballet styles not to be missed.
A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
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This is the largest ever staging of 42nd Street, the legendary Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical. Entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this! There are fabulous tap dancing numbers and classic Broadway songs – 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You. Musical magic
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