Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to welcome the popular Ballet Theatre UK back to the stage with their new tour of their critically acclaimed production of one of the greatest ballets of all time, Giselle (Wed 25 – Thu 26 Mar).
A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love, however she would soon be deceived for he was betrothed to another. Through despair and desperation, the young girl kills herself as she could not live without him. The Queen of the Wilis, along with the ghosts of young girls who die before their wedding nights, condemns the lover to dance to his death. He can only be saved by the intervention of the spirit of Giselle and the break of dawn which force the Wilis to flee.
First performed in Paris in 1841, Giselle has never lost its popularity with audiences, considered to be one of the jewels in the crown of the romantic repertoire. The iconic Romantic ballet, infamous for the beauty of its “white” act of ethereal ghosts floating through the forest, has become one of the world’s most cherished ballets with its strong themes of love, betrayal and devotion. Featuring a full Corps de Ballet of 24 international dancers along with the critically acclaimed Principal Dancers, Ballet Theatre UK present this haunting classic in its full glory set to the stunning music by Adolphe Adam.
Ballet Theatre UK was founded by Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, and over the last decade has rapidly become one of the UK’s most beloved touring ballet companies. Touring both nationally and internationally, the company aim to raise awareness of the classical art form within the community by being accessible to people of all ages and walks of life. Since its foundation in 2008, the Company has created fourteen full-length ballets including critically acclaimed productions of The Snow Queen, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol.
Giselle has three performances at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Wed 25 & Thu 26 Mar. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/giselle or visit the theatre in person.