The Sleeping Beauty is a story lovingly repeated throughout generations. Now Russia’s finest Moscow Ballet – La Classique bring their own production of the classic tale on tour to Northern Ireland.
In a colourful spectacle of ballet, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous music fills the air and wondrous characters come to life before your very eyes. Fairytale characters abound alongside a King, a Queen, Good and Evil Fairies, Fairies of Gold, Silver, Diamonds and Sapphire plus the inevitable handsome Prince, all weave their magic!
Waterfront Hall, Belfast Thur 3 Oct, 7.30pm // £15.75 – £21 Click here to book online or call the box office on 028 9033 4455
Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry
Fri 4 Oct, 7.30pm // £12.50 – £22 Click here to book online or call the box office on 028 7126 4455
The Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Sat 5 Oct, 8pm // £14 – £18 Click here to book online or call the box office on 028 3752 1821
Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the Grand Opera House Belfast with Giselle, one of the most celebrated classical ballets ever. With music by one of the 19th century’s great ballet composers Adolphe Adam, Giselle stands alongside Coppelia and Swan Lake as one of the most celebrated classical ballets. David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s production, clad in designs by Hayden Griffin, stays true to the classical spirit and steps of the original. Grand Opera House, Belfast Wed 26 – Sat 29 Jun, 2 pm, 2.30 pm, 7.30 pm £19.75 – £36
Win tickets to see the Bolshoi Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast.
Prokofiev’s great ballet based on Shakespeare’s timeless love story of two young lovers from feuding families is one of the most popular ballets in the world. In his new (2010) Bolshoi choreography, the character of Juliet has been developed by the great Yuri Grigorovitch from his personal memories of Natalia Bessmertnova – his first Juliet, and main inspiration.
We’ve got a pair of tickets for Romeo and Juliet on 12th May to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of QFT.
Far from a tough nut to crack An enchanted dolls’ house, an evil governess, and a nutcracker who may just be a handsome prince in disguise – prepare to enter a magical new world with Scottish Ballet in their revival of The Nutcracker, a sweet yet deliciously sharp take on ETA Hoffman’s original story. This fresh and vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story features stunning sets and costumes, breathtaking choreography and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra in the ballet’s 120th year. Grand Opera House, Belfast
Wed 30 Jan – Sat 2 Feb, 7.30 pm
Matinees: Thu 31 Jan, 2 pm and Sat 2 Feb, 2.30 pm
£9.25 – £36 Book online or call 028 9024 1919
Win tickets to see Matthew Bourne’s production of Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.
Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of Good versus Evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.
We’ve got a pair of tickets for Opening Night on 12th March to give away to one lucky winner courtesy of the Grand Opera House.
Join the Bolshoi Ballet as they present La Bayadere, a story of love and intrigue set in India. Nikiya, a young temple dancer, swears her love to a young warrior. The High Brahmin wants Nikiya for himself and tells the all-powerful Rajah about the affair Part of the Bolshoi Ballet’s new HD season bringing eight ballets epitomising the magnificence and unique style of the great Russian Ballet tradition to Ireland. A ballet in three acts, transmitted live with music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa and Yuri Grigorovich. Early booking is recommended. Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast Sun 27 Jan, 3 pm £15/ £12.50
Join the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet for the Pharaoh’s Daughter, the exotic tale of a young Englishman travelling through Egypt who is transported into the past after visiting a princess’s tomb. Part of the Bolshoi Ballet’s new HD season bringing eight ballets epitomising the magnificence and unique style of the great Russian Ballet tradition to Ireland. A ballet in three acts, the performance was recorded live at the encore screening with music by Cesare Pugni, and choreography by Pierre Lacotte. Early booking is recommended. Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast Sun 20 Jan, 3.15 pm