Scottish Ballet - The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet - The Scandal at Mayerling

Live at
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Wed 13 Apr - Sat 16 Apr 2022
Closed
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

Wed 13 Apr - Sat 16 Apr 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Wed - Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Age guidance: 12+
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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.

Scottish Ballet - The Scandal at Mayerling

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.

Enhance your experience of The Scandal at Mayerling with a pre-show talk on Fri 15 Apr.

Recommended for audiences 12+

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

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Theatre Royal Glasgow is cashless in Box Office, all our bars, kiosks and for merchandise.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Cloakroom - Coats & small bags (Charge applies)
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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

Wed 13 Apr - Sat 16 Apr 2022
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Wed - Fri at 19:30
Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
Age guidance: 12+
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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