THE LASTEST THEATRE
English National Ballet - Cinderella
23 - 26 October 2019
The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale becomes a truly magical ballet brought to life with over 40 dancers, a live orchestra and plenty of surprises.
Enter an enchanting kingdom where forest creatures live alongside princes, a growing tree appears to dance in the wind, and cinderella's wit and generosity get her to the ball - with the help of a little bit of magic.
Christopher Wheeldon's inventive production combines magnificent sets and costumes, surprising theatrical tricks and lively choreography to delight, move and astound - all to the melodious tunes of Prokofiev's sublime score, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
"Funny, breathtakingly magical and tender" New York Times on Cinderella (for San Francisco Ballet)
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Swan Lake
29 January - 1 February 2020
This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky's legendary score, has bewitched audiences for generations.
By a moonlit lake, a grieving prince witnesses the transformation of a swan into a beautiful princess. Compelled by an evil spell to spend her days in the form of a bird, she can only be saved by the power of love.
Filled with exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux, and bravura solos, Birmingham Royal Ballet's Swan Lake is atmospheric, romantic, and beautiful - an unforgettable experience.
Matthew Bourne's Production of - The Red Shoes
24 - 28 March 2020
A sell-out for its world premiere tour in 2016, Matthew Bourne's triumphant adaption of the legendary film returns to Southampton, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics across the UK and the USA.
The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
"A gorgeous take on a classic" The Times
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET - Nutcracker
24th November 2019
Russian National Ballet is a family run company that focuses on bringing the best ballet productions to the British audiences.
With over 12 years of experience we specialise in Russian Classical Ballets. Over the years, we have brought many different ballet classics to the theatres near you. We tend to focus on regional theatres that are so often overlooked by large companies. We hope you become part of our fast growing family and start enjoying the wonderful world of Classical Ballet!
In Autumn 2019, Russian National Ballet is coming to the UK with an unforgettable family oriented production of The Nutcracker. The Premiere of The Nutcracker transforms the classical ballet into a fairy-tale. Featuring timeless score from incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker is a certified classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. This ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance.
Dates & times
Sunday 24th November 7:00 PM
U16/O60/Fareham Leisure Card £21.00
22 Nov - 23 Nov
English Youth Ballet announces its thrilling new production of Cinderella in Hollywood. Set in the glamorous era of Hollywood movies in the fifties this lavish production draws its inspiration from the film star Grace Kelly who met Prince Rainier of Monaco at a Press party and later married him.
The music unusually combines Shostakovich jazz suites with tunes from Hollywood films, Tea For Two, China Town and Dancing In the Dark. This promises to be a dazzling production with stunningly striking costumes and wonderful dancing culminating in a romantic balletic wedding pas de deux.
A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS
EYB celebrates its twentieth anniversary year, English Youth Ballet has gained in popularity and has an established formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous full-length classical ballets. With professional dancers, dancing the leading roles, the company gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles. EYB brings its fabulous new production Cinderella In Hollywood to Kings Theatre.
EYB WINNER OF THE STAGE AWARD FOR
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REGIONAL THEATRE
£24 | £22 | £19
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3rd November 2019
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake - a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing.
Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Featuring live orchestra with over 30 musicians
"This was an absolute sumptuous ballet with the most gorgeous sets and costumes I have seen in years" - The Central Fife Times.
After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated - will his love prove strong enough to beak the evil spell that she is under?
From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.
Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet. the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.
A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.
DON QUIXOTE 4th November 2019
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents
All the elements of a great classical ballet, emotion, drama and unforgettable characters.
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Don Quixote – a Wonderfully Entertaining Ballet
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians.
After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet.
Don Quixote delights in stories of brave knights, fabulous giants and other fantastical creatures. But most of all, he dreams of his beloved Dulcinea, a woman that he believes to be so lovely and noble that she must be divine. His dreams are of their romantic adventures. As he approaches the windmills, he can no longer see the moon and thinks that evil magicians have hidden his beloved mistress. So, spear in hand, he tilts at the sails of the windmill, which he mistakes for a giant!
Don Quixote has all the elements of the great classical ballets: emotion, drama and unforgettable characters.
Love, duels and spectacular choreography are mixed with a dash of Spanish passion in this most beautiful and moving ballet.
Fantastic evening out full of joy.