English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

Live at
Liverpool Empire
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Wed 23 Oct - Sat 26 Oct 2024
  Tickets available from £13.00
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Ballet
2 hours 15 minutes
incl. interval
Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal – a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Experience the emotional power of one of the greatest classical ballets, with this five-star production at Liverpool Empire, following rave reviews and packed houses in its London season. Mary Skeaping’s celebrated production has been stealing hearts for fifty years and delivers all the magic, romance and ethereal beauty you could wish for in a trip to the ballet.

Liverpool Empire

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Wed 23 Oct - Sat 26 Oct 2024
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
2 hours 15 minutes incl. interval
Wed - Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 10+
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A young peasant girl, Giselle, is in love with Albrecht, a Duke who hides his title and his engagement to another. When Giselle discovers he has deceived her, she is driven to madness, and dies of a broken heart. Late at night, the Wilis gather by her grave, ready to welcome her into their fold as the vengeful spirits of betrayed brides, who force men to dance to their death. Will Giselle’s love protect Albrecht from his fate?

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

From the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s enthralling production features some of classical ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.

It is a pleasure to watch in every respect: the dancing is a joy, and the costumes and sets some of the best around.
- Seeing Dance

Adolphe Adam’s lush score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, sets the scene for a “dramatic and heartbreaking” performance (The Times).

Don’t miss the chance to see one of the world’s leading ballet companies and their exceptional orchestra perform this great classic of the ballet canon.

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Cast and Creatives

Mary Skeaping
Production and Choreography, after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Mary Skeaping
Adolphe Adam
Music
Adolphe Adam
David Walker
Design
David Walker
David Mohr
Lighting, recreated from the original by Charles Bristowe
David Mohr
Yuri Uchiumi
Stager
Yuri Uchiumi
Irmgard E. Berry
Artistic Adviser
Irmgard E. Berry

What the critics say

Packed with lively detail and terrific suspense
- The Arts Desk
Skeaping thoughtfully manages to capture the extraordinary beauty and poignancy of this quintessential example of the genre.
- London Living Large
A dramatic and heartbreaking ghost story
- The Times

Liverpool Empire

1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Lime Street Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (excluding 30 mins prior)

The Liverpool Empire Theatre is the largest two-tier theatre in the UK, hosting the very best in touring productions. From musicals to dance, and comedy to drama, the theatre hosts a varied programme and is one of the city’s most iconic venues.

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Liverpool Empire

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Wed 23 Oct - Sat 26 Oct 2024
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
2 hours 15 minutes incl. interval
Wed - Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 10+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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