National Tour
15 Oct - 16 Jan

We are sorry that the premiere of Raymonda has been postponed. If you booked tickets to watch the production on our Autumn tour or at the London Coliseum, 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.


Tamara Rojo CBE

Direction and Choreography (after Marius Petipa)

Alexander Glazunov


Gavin Sutherland

Music Adaptation

Lars Payne

Music Adaptation

Antony McDonald


Mark Henderson

Lighting Designer

Renato Paroni de Castro

Choreographic Assistant

Vadim Sirotin

Character Dances

Lucinda Coxon


Doug Fullington

Choreographic Research and Sergeyev notation

Alexander Gunnarsson

Video Designer

Ricardo Pardo

Assistant to Designer

Kerry West

Guest Choreologist


Meet the principal cast

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Please note that casting is subject to change