Mary Skeaping's entthalling production of Giselle returns to the Coliseum for thirteen performances only in January 2024. Innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love that transcends even death provides the heart of this most famous and poignant of romantic ballets first performed in Paris in 1841.
Giselle retells the haunting legend of a young peasant girl who is driven to kill herself when she discovers that her lover, the charming Count Albrecht, has deceived her. Joining the ghostly ranks of betrayed women who rise from the dead to prey on the men who have destroyed them, Giselle cannot bring herself to seek vengeance. Instead, she protects her remorseful lover when he visits her moonlit grave, defending him until dawn from the deathly touch of her phantom sisters.
The sensitive and atmospheric staging heightens the contrasting human and supernatural worlds, transporting you from the bright, sunny optimism of the village to a ghostly, mist-wreathed forest glade full of mystery and menace. Adolphe Adam’s music, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, is an exquisite accompaniment to the thoroughly magical choreography.
2 hours 15 minutes
St Martin's Lane
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176
There are 10 spaces for wheelchair users and transfer seating is also available. Wheelchair users must bring a non-wheelchair using companion.
A radio-wave system for the hearing impaired is installed in the auditorium. Infrared headsets can be collected from the foyer desk. Sign interpreted performances may also be available.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.
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