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English Youth Ballet - Coppelia

English Youth Ballet - Coppelia

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Sunderland Empire
Fri 1 Sep - Sat 2 Sep 2023
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Award-winning English Youth Ballet returns to Sunderland Empire Theatre to present the charming and humorous ballet – Coppélia. International principal dancers lead an exciting cast of local young dancers selected for the colourful production. The well-loved story ballet of Coppélia is a perfect treat for all the family.
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Sunderland Empire

Fri 1 Sep - Sat 2 Sep 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
This show has an interval
Fri and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
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Why go and see it?

Now in it’s 25th phenomenal year - English Youth Ballet (EYB) is one of the UK’s largest ballet companies and previously won The Stage Award for special achievement in regional theatre.

The charming story of Coppélia follows the escapades of the dreamy Franz and how he falls in love with a beautiful, life-like doll.

English Youth Ballet - Coppelia

The doll – Coppélia – is created by the eccentric, yet mysterious inventor, Dr Coppelius. The hilarious plot thickens when Franz’s jealous lover, Swanhilda, takes her friends on an adventure into the spooky house of the mad inventor to confront her rival. Of course, the story ends happily after the truth is uncovered. The whole town joins the most extravagant wedding celebration for the smitten Franz and Swanhilda.

Talented young dancers supported by some of the world’s finest principal dancers
- Sunday Express
English Youth Ballet is a triumph
- Dance Europe
Every member of the audience left the theatre with a smile on their face, for the show from start to finish was a joy to watch
- Eastern Daily Press

The choreography is adapted from Arthur Saint-Léon’s exquisite original. The adaptation has been created by Director Miss Janet Lewis and her team of international principal artists who coach the young dancers. Much of Leo Delibes’ beautiful orchestral score to the ballet will be instantly recognized. The stage designs for the ballet are by Sebastian Petit and the costume designs are by Keith Bish.

Cast and Creatives

Janet Lewis MBE – EYB Director

Dominic Marshall – EYB Associate Director

Julianne Rice Oxley – EYB Rehearsal Director

EYB Principal Artists - Olivia Trevelyan-Richards, Ann Wall, Lindsey Fraser, Joshua Webb, Scott Butterworth and Rupert Bond.

Stats and facts

EYB have8
principal dancers who have danced with major ballet companies all over the world
There are approximately250
costumes required for Coppélia
EYB worked with over600
young dancers across the UK in 2022

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
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
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Oswald Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

Fri 1 Sep - Sat 2 Sep 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
This show has an interval
Fri and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
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Exclusive member events
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