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The Royal Ballet: Giselle (U) – Bembridge Village Hall – 3.00pm – Sunday 17th December

We are thrilled to be able to bring ballet to Bembridge for the first time as a special Christmas treat! And the Royal Ballet’s live 2016 performance of Giselle too, in high definition and surround sound.

The quintessential Romantic ballet, Adam’s Giselle has remained a cornerstone of the classical repertory since its premiere in 1841. Peter Wright’s landmark production for The Royal Ballet does full justice to the work’s emotional and atmospheric power, with John Macfarlane’s designs beautifully capturing the contrast between the human and supernatural worlds. Giselle is one of the most challenging and demanding roles in the repertory and has always been a showcase for exceptional ballerinas. With Marianela Nunez’s ‘absolute mastery’ of the choreography, she and her Albrecht, Vadim Muntagirov, are ‘technically thrilling’ (Guardian). ‘Peter Wright’s version of Giselle is one of the jewels in the Royal Ballet’s crown’ (The Telegraph).

‘The Royal Ballet’s Giselle reveals the company at its very best. Peter Wright’s production is supremely dramatic, brilliantly danced and highlights the perennial truth that your mama is always right about dubious men. Of course, there are magnetic principal performances by Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov as the doomed Giselle and her deceitful lover Albrecht, but the Royal’s flair for ensemble work is evident in every scene, each dancer bringing a wealth of detail to their role.’ (Anna Winter, Exeunt).

Tickets for this very special Christmas treat are only £10 each including a wonderful full afternoon tea by Ryde Lions at the interval, supporting local charities. Please book early to avoid disappointment by calling Judith on 875738 or emailing

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes including a 30 minute interval for afternoon tea.

Marianela Nuñez (Giselle); Vadim Muntagirov (Count Albrecht); Marius Petipa (Choreography); Peter Wright (Production); Adolphe Adam (Music); Barry Wordsworth (Conductor); The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Photograph (c) Tristram Kenton


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