Another fabulous season in upon us. The 2014-15 full season is below. Join us for these live broadcasts from London to Russia. This year we have 2 productions of SWAN LAKE, one from The Royal Ballet and the other from The Bolshoi Ballet - plus lots of new productions and some encores. We look forward to seeing you in the seats!  

Individual Ticket Prices: $24.00 Adult & $12.00 Child 12yrs under. ONLY AVIALABLE AT THE DOOR.

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 **Individual Event Tickets are NOT available in advance, sorry (due to cost and wastage - trust us we've tried!), they are only available at the door the day of the performance. We have 396 seats - plus WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - and GUARANTEE if we SELL OUT, the next performance is on us! 

 

 

 

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ROMEO & JULIET Bolshoi Ballet (2hrs15min)                                                    

 Showtimes:   Sunday March 8 11:00AM

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realize they belong to rival families. William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

  

 

IVAN THE TERRIBLE  Bolshoi Ballet (2hrs15min)                                                           

 Showtimes:   Sunday April 19 9:55AM

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

 

 

SWAN LAKE  Royal  Ballet (3hr)                                                                        

 Showtimes:   Sunday April 26 9:55AM

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture. From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895.

 

 

 

 

LA FILLE MAL GARDEE  Royal Ballet (2hrs15min)                                                         

 Showtimes:   Sunday June 7 11:00AM

 

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

 

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