ENB Giselle Prod Shot

English Youth Ballet - Giselle

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 3 Apr - Sat 4 Apr 2020

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The award-winning English Youth Ballet returns to Aylesbury with its hauntingly beautiful production of Giselle.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 3 Apr - Sat 4 Apr 2020
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

English Youth Ballet's adaptation of Giselle is set in the Edwardian era on an English country estate and has a Downton Abbey flavour. The young governess - Giselle falls in love with the aristocratic Albert who betrays her. She dies of a broken heart. Giselle’s ghost chooses to protect Albert as he visits her leafy graveside. In the forest live the macabre Wili Spirits - the ghosts of other young women who rise from the grave each night. They will stop at nothing to take their revenge on the menfolk of the town who cross their paths.

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The inventive choreography is faithful to the well-loved original version and was created by Janet Lewis MBE – EYB’s Artistic Director – and her team. The classic stage designs were created by Keith Bish. The evocative musical score was composed especially for the ballet, in 1841, by the great master Adolphe Adam. An extra section of music by Adam, that is rarely heard, has been added for the Hunt Scene. In this section the exquisite music can be likened to the sound of galloping horses.

Now in its staggering 21st year, EYB previously won The Stage Award for special achievement in regional theatre. The opportunity to watch EYB is a unique experience. Sell-out audiences are treated to stunning international principal artists sharing the stage with the top up-and-coming young talent from the local area. EYB’s large cast ensures the ballets are performed with the scale and grandeur which was originally intended. The company for the production will be made up of 5 professional principals and 100 local dancers (aged 8 – 18) from around the Buckinghamshire. There are now ex-EYB young performers in some of the world’s finest companies – including the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

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What the critics say

Talented local young dancers supported by some of the world’s finest principal dancers
- Sunday Express
I was left with a sense of the thrill of performance and the joy of a tale well told. The principal dancers are joined by 100 young dancers and the enthusiasm is infectious
- Eastern Daily Press

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Aylesbury
The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and remains open until 15 minutes after the performance commences. On performance days, the Box Office opens on Saturdays at 12:00 and two hours prior to show time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space.
The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows. The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 3 Apr - Sat 4 Apr 2020
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]