From 7:30PM, Friday, April 13, 2018 to 7:30PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome
English Youth Ballet's production is a delight. The ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz and Swanilda's jealousy of the doll Coppelia, with the story of the mechanical doll maker Dr Coppelius who creates a spell and is convinced that he has brought his favourite doll to life. Franz falls in love with Coppelia whom he thinks is alive, but eventually recognises that she is just a doll. Swanilda disguises herself as the doll and plays a joke on them both. With sparklingly original choreography, colourful costumes and boasting 100 talented young local dancers in the cast, this brilliant production comes to the Darlington Hippodrome. Coppelia, a worldwide favourite, promises to be a magical evening of ballet. 'English Youth Ballet is a triumph' Dance Expression 'EYB cannot be faulted - sets and costumes of real quality' Dance Europe A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS Now celebrating its 20th anniversary year, English Youth Ballet has gained in popularity and has an established formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous full length classical ballets. With professional dancers, formerly from Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and Northern Ballet, dancing the leading roles, EYB gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles. 'It was a fantastically polished and professional show' Nottingham Evening Post WINNER OF THE STAGE AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REGIONAL THEATRE Auditions for this production of Coppelia will take place on Sunday 26 November at Darlington Hippodrome. Audition forms are available by contacting email@example.com.
Running time: 155 minutes (approx.)