Raymonda

National Tour
13 Jan - 03 Dec

An epic journey of love and courage

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.

Starring a huge cast of dancers and a full orchestra, this lavish 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, and celebrating the courage of nurses and women who fought for emancipation, this beautiful production is guaranteed to thrill, move and inspire.

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

A co-production between English National Ballet and Finnish National Opera and Ballet.
Production Partner: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
UK Production Sponsor: Cunard

Nominated for the FEDORA VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2020

Main image – Dancers: Erina Takahashi and Isaac Hernandez. Photo © Jason Bell. Art Direction: Charlotte Wilkinson Studio

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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

Alexander Gunnarsson

Video Designer

Ricardo Pardo

Assistant to Designer

Kerry West

Guest Choreologist

Daniel Kraus

Assistant Choreologist

Discounts

LONDON COLISEUM

Only one discount per ticket. Subject to availability. 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.

Multibuy
Book for Nutcracker and Raymonda at the London Coliseum at the same time and save 15%. Not valid on £95 tickets.

Groups 10+
Save 20% per ticket. Valid Mon-Thu (all performances) and Fri matinees. Call 020 7845 9300 to book. Not valid on £95 tickets.

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

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.

School Matinee
Fri 14 Jan 2pm and Thu 20 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.

Under 30s
2-for-1 on £85 tickets in the Stalls or Dress Circle. Contact the London Coliseum Box Office to book.

Access
50% off all price bands.
Wheelchairs: £25 in price band A, £12.50 in price band B
Sign up to the London Coliseum Access Scheme here.

Terms and Conditions
English National Ballet reserves the right to make alterations to the programme, casting, dates, times, discounts and prices as necessary. Information subject to change.

Credits

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Please note that casting is subject to change