Giselle Event Information page

Giselle

Event details

  • Event times:
    • 23/10 : Start : 2.30pm
    • 28/10 : Start : 7.00pm
23rd October to 28th October
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The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.

Giselle transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory. Giselle’s essence has remained the same through many different productions in well over a century of continuous performance. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet filmed in 2016 is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.

The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis. With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.

 

CREDITS

Cast

Marianela Nuñez Giselle

Vadim Muntagirov Albrecht

Production

Adolphe Adam Music

Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot Choreography

Peter Wright Production

 

Running time: 135 minutes (including one interval)

BBFC certificate: 12A

 

 Tickets: £14.50, Concessions £12.50

Please note there is a booking fee, per transaction - £1 online or by telephone, or 50p, in person.

 

PLEASE NOTE 

SEATING WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED
Our box office syatem has been upgraded to ensure all bookings are socially distanced. When you make your booking the system will automatically take the seats from sale around you.  If you are having difficulty on line please feel free to call our box office and they can help.

SEAT COVERS
Volunteers have been hard at work creating touch covers for our seat backs and arm rests. These will be washed after every show.

FACE COVERINGS
It is now mandatory to wear face coverings at cinemas & theatres. Please wear one unless exempt.

SOCIAL DISTANCING
We ask that you maintain social distancing at all times.

HAND SANITISING
We ask that you use the hand sanitiser provided each time you enter the auditorium.

ONE WAY
Please follow and adhere to the one way system in place.

ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME
Latecomers will not be admitted once lights have gone down.

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