21st Sep, 2020

Can Giselle save the man she loves? Classic ballet comes to the Palace

Ross Crawford 15th Mar, 2020

THERE’S a treat in store at the Palace Theatre next week when UK touring company, Ballet Theatre UK bring the timeless ballet Giselle to the stage.

It’s one of the greatest ballets of all time with a brilliant score by Adolphe Adam.

It premiered in Paris in 1841 and its enchanting tale of love, betrayal, ghosts and brokenhearted survival has been enthralling audiences ever since.

Giselle tells the story of a beautiful young woman who, despite her ill health, delights in dancing.

She entrances the local Duke, who, despite being betrothed to another, falls passionately in love with her.

It’s the cue for fury, rivalry, betrayal and eventually death as part I ends.

Part II literally is other worldly as Martha the Queen of the Ghosts arises from the Underworld to claim more souls – as one would-be suitor is forced to dance to his death can Giselle save the man she loves from a tragic end?

Featuring a full Corps de Ballet of 24 international dancers along with critically acclaimed Principal Dancers, Giselle has never lost its popular appeal and is considered one of the jewels in the crown of the romantic repertoire.

The performance is on Thursday, March 19 at 7.30pm and tickets for this live performance are £20/£18/£12 (children under 12) from the box office in person or on 01527 65203 or visit www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.

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