The Scandal at Mayerling Prod Shot

Scottish Ballet - The Scandal at Mayerling

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Thu 24 Sep - Sat 26 Sep 2020

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The year is 1889 and, in the woods outside Vienna, the Empire must hide a terrible secret. At the royal Mayerling hunting lodge, Crown Prince Rudolf is found shot dead alongside his teenage mistress.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Thu 24 Sep - Sat 26 Sep 2020
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Thu and Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Age guidance 12+
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]

Why go and see it?

A true story of desire and destruction

We rewind the clock to watch this desperate young man, the heir to the throne, plunge into his own paranoia. Trapped by the stifling opulence of the Habsburg court, Rudolf’s mental turmoil envelops all those around him. In a series of increasingly intense duets with his mother, his wife, and his mistress, Mary, Rudolf descends deeper into his obsession with death, and hurtles towards tragedy.

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Rudolf’s morbid fascination, sexual appetite and ultimate violence make this real-life anti-hero as compelling as Hamlet, while Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s breathtaking choreography takes us on a physical and emotional roller coaster. The sweeping intensity of the ballet is matched by the sumptuous music of Franz Liszt, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere will be the first time MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK outside of London.

Recommended for audiences 12+

Content warning: please be advised that this production includes themes of mental illness, sexual violence, addiction and suicide.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 18.00
On show nights the box office will open 90 mins before curtain up offering counter sales for the evening performance only and no advance sales after 18:00. If collecting tickets we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.
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There are bars on each level of the auditorium which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Cloakrooms are available on all levels.

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Thu 24 Sep - Sat 26 Sep 2020
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Thu and Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Age guidance 12+
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]