English Youth Ballet - GiselleFriday 19 July–Saturday 20 July Dance Schools
Venue: Theatre Royal
Running time: Doors open 1 hour before each performance starts. Show times TBC
Age Guidance: 3+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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English Youth Ballet (EYB) presents a hauntingly beautiful production of GISELLE that promises romance, betrayal and revenge.
The story is set in the Edwardian era on an English country estate and has a Downton Abbey flavour. The young governess – Giselle falls in love with the aristocratic Albert who betrays her. She dies of a broken heart. Giselle’s ghost chooses to protect Albert as he visits her leafy graveside. In the forest live the macabre Wili Spirits – the ghosts of other young women who rise from the grave each night. They will stop at nothing to take their revenge on the menfolk of the town who cross their paths.
The inventive choreography is faithful to the well-loved original version and was created by Janet Lewis MBE – EYB’s Artistic Director – and her team. The classic stage designs were created by Keith Bish. The evocative musical score was composed especially for the ballet, in 1841, by the great master Adolphe Adam. An extra section of music by Adam, that is rarely heard, has been added for the Hunt Scene. In this section the exquisite music can be likened to the sound of galloping horses.
Now in its 26th phenomenal year, EYB has gained in popularity and has established a formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous full-length classical ballets. The stunning professional dancers previously danced with the English National Ballet, Vienna Festival Ballet and Ballet Cymru. The award-winning company gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles. EYB promises an emotional and dramatic evening at the ballet.
All seats £21.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for the Saturday 2.30pm performance or save £2 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on all £30, £27.50 & £25 tickets on Friday & Saturday 7.30pm performances. To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.
One free ticket for every ten tickets booked at the U26 rate in the Stalls & Upper Circle. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.
No concessions in the Dress Circle or Balcony
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