Raymonda


15 Oct - 16 Jan
TBC
A new version by Tamara Rojo, after Marius Petipa.

We are sorry that the premiere of Raymonda has been postponed. If you booked tickets to watch the production on our Autumn tour, the theatres’ box offices will be in touch directly to arrange a refund or credit.

Love and courage in a time of war.

England, 1854. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

Taking inspiration from the ground-breaking spirit of Florence Nightingale and the women who supported the war effort in Crimea, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, creates a new version of the classic story ballet, Raymonda.

This adaptation keeps the best of the 19th-century original – its glorious and sensuous score by Alexander Glazunov and the classical choreography of ballet genius Marius Petipa – and updates it with a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny.

The original Raymonda is very rarely performed in the UK, where no dance company performs it in its entirety. This new version marks Tamara Rojo’s first foray into directing and choreographing, building on her illustrious career as dancer and artistic director.

A co-production between English National Ballet and Finnish National Ballet

Main image – Tamara Rojo CBE. Photo © Karolina Kuras.

CREATIVE TEAM

Tamara Rojo CBE

Direction and Choreography (after Marius Petipa)

Alexander Glazunov

Composer

Gavin Sutherland

Music Adaptation

Lars Payne

Music Adaptation

Antony McDonald

Designer

Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer

Renato Paroni de Castro

Choreographic Assistant

Vadim Sirotin

Character Dances

Lucinda Coxon

Dramaturg

Doug Fullington

Choreographic Research and Sergeyev notation

Discounts

Only one discount per ticket. Subject to availability.

PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER

Available from the Palace Theatre Box Office. Not valid for Saturday evening performance.

Friends of English National Ballet
Opening night: 2 for 1 on price bands P-C when booked before 2 May, then £10 off.
Other performances: £10 off price bands P-C.
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MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Available from the Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office. Not valid for Saturday evening performance.

Friends of English National Ballet
Opening night: 2 for 1 on price bands P-C when booked before 2 May, then £10 off.
Other performances: £10 off price bands P-C.
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MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON

Available from the Mayflower Theatre Box Office. Valid on price bands A-C on Wed 7.30pm, Thu 7.30pm and Sat 2pm performances only, unless otherwise indicated.

Friends of English National Ballet
Opening night: 2 for 1 on price bands A-D.
Other performances: £10 off price bands A-D.
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Children
Up to two children (under 16) can attend half price with every full paying adult. Children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Under 26, Full-time students
£5 off each ticket

Groups
10+: £5 off; 20+: £8 off

Access
£5 off. Join the Mayflower Theatre’s Access Membership Scheme here.

Schools
£12 in price bands C and D on Thu 2pm. 1 free supervisor ticket in 10.

 

LONDON COLISEUM

Available from the London Coliseum Box Office, on all performances and all price bands unless stated otherwise.

Friends of English National Ballet
20% off Stalls, Dress and Upper Circle seats, max 6 per person. Become a Friend today to receive your discount code.

Children
Up to two children (under 16) can attend half price with every full paying adult. Children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Groups 10+
Save 20% per ticket. Valid Mon-Thu (all performances) and Fri matinees. Call 020 7845 9300 to book.

Students / Senior Citizens / Westminster Rescard / Registered Unemployed
£5 off each ticket

Under 30’s
Two-for-one on £85 tickets in Stalls or Dress Circle. Call 020 7845 9300 to book. Tickets will be held for collection.

School Matinees
Thu 14 Jan, 2pm
£10 per pupil (in Balcony) or £15 per pupil (in Upper Circle) + 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students. Available on selected areas only. For all other performances, the Groups rate and conditions apply.

Wheelchair Rate
£20/£10
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Terms and Conditions
We regret that refunds cannot be given on tickets purchased, and exchange is subject to conditions and availability. English National Ballet reserves the right to make alterations to the programme, casting, dates, times, discounts and prices as necessary. Information subject to change.

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Raymonda