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June 2018

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

June 17 @ 14:00pm - 17:00pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £13

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE Satellite screening from the Royal Opera House Swan Lake has had a special role in therepertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a newproduction with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Whileremaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the stagingof this classic ballet, in…

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October 2018

The Royal Ballet: Mayerling (Via Satellite)

October 21 @ 14:00pm - 17:15pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 - £13

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows…

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November 2018

Royal Ballet : La Bayadere

November 18 @ 14:00pm - 16:05pm
Sparc Theatre Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom
£8 - £13

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music…

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December 2018

The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 9 @ 14:00pm - 16:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 - £13

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Let's hope we avoid the snow this year!! Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar…

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May 2019

The Royal Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour / New Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern

Thu, 16th May, 2019 @ 19:15pm - 22:30pm
Sparc Theatre Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom
£8 - £13

  Live Via Satellite from The Royal Opera House The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on…

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June 2019

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Sun, 16th June, 2019 @ 14:00pm - 17:15pm
Sparc Theatre, Brampton Rd
Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ
£8 - £13

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too…

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