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ROH - Manon, Live Screening

Overview

The Royal Ballet Manon Ballet in three acts.

Kennet MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to...

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Age guidance: 15+

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals

Overview

The Royal Ballet Manon Ballet in three acts.

Kennet MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to...

Read More

Age guidance: 15+

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals

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Second Space, Aylesbury
Exchange Street,Aylesbury,HP20 1UG

ROH - Manon, Live Screening

The Royal Ballet Manon Ballet in three acts.

Kennet MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan.
Music by Jules Massenet.

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini.

The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans.

But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Please note, this performance contains a brief scene of sexual nature.

ROH - Manon, Live Screening

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

ROH - Manon, Live Screening Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. 

We have many accessible performances and offerings available including Audio Described, Captioned, BSL and Relaxed Performances and Dementia Friendly Screenings.

Please contact Access Champion Marion Byrne to request the Visual Story, find out more about our accessible offerings and to join our Access Membership Scheme where you can book concession tickets online, by phone or in person. Click here to contact Marion.


Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has an infra-red sound amplification system with headsets and necklaces. Necklace: Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset: This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.

Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.

There are separate, accessible toilet facilities located at each of the principal seating levels.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Information

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
  • There are eight wheelchair positions with companion seats, six in the stalls and two in Circle 1.
  • There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space. Try our Waterside Ale, sourced from the Chiltern Brewery at www.chilternbrewery.co.uk, for the full Waterside experience.
  • The theatre has a step-free ground floor level from the entrance through to the Box Office, the Waterside Café and the Stalls with a lift to Circle 1 and Circle 2 levels.
  • The Waterside Café is open from 10am on show days through the day for morning coffee, afternoon tea, light bites and pre-show snacks including paninis, jacket potatoes and daily specials.
  • 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

Exchange Street
Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire
HP20 1UG


Directions

By Train
The Chiltern Rail service links Aylesbury with London Marylebone. The town's station is a five minute walk from the Theatre.

By Bus
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located within 200 metres of Aylesbury's main bus station.

By Car

There are plenty of car parks nearby Aylesbury Waterside Theatre within easy walking distance of the Theatre including a multi-storey car park in Walton Street (for sat navs enter HP21 7QP), and Upper Hundreds car park. The Exchange Street car park is open opposite the theatre but parking is restricted due to ‘The Exchange’ building works due to complete before Christmas 2017.
Waterside Car Park (serving Waitrose, Travel lodge and Aylesbury Waterside Theatre customers).
Floor 3 of the pay and display car park is available for Theatre patrons.

By Foot
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a landmark building conveniently located on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre, on the corner of Exchange Street and Walton Street.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee)

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0333 009 5394

Calls charged at local rate.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 01296 74 5100

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Opening Hours

Box Office Counter Sales:
The Box Office is situated in the main foyer of the theatre and is open Mon - Sat 10am until 15mins after the last performance begins.
On days where there are no performances we close at 5pm.
On Sundays and Public Holidays we are closed unless there is a performance in which case we open 2 hours prior to the show and close 15mins after the last performance begins.

 

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