A magical & comical ballet
'in “Coppélia” opposites most certainly do attract, complimenting each other wonderfully to create a thoroughly enjoyable and utterly refreshing production.' examiner.com
Young lovers create comic chaos in this witty ballet!
Franz and his reporter fiancee Hildy, are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem… She and her friends follow the seemingly perfect starlet, arriving at Dr Coppelius’ laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever!
Setting the much-loved story at a County Fair, in the 50s choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Carmen, Romeo & Juliet), with writer Stella Feehily, have re-interpreted this witty and pertinent ballet inspired by the eternal obsession with youthful perfection. With its nod to the movie glamour of yesteryear, its captivating dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes and Tom Lane, Coppélia will enchant and enthral audiences of all ages.
Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour this light-hearted ballet following the success of Swan Lake last year.
See below for 2015 performance dates and behind the scenes insights.
Tour dates 2015
The Helix, Dublin 29 Oct
The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 30 Oct
Royal Theatre, Castlebar 2 Nov
Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey 4 Nov
Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown 5 Nov
Garage Theatre, Monaghan 6 Nov
Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 7 Nov
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine 11 Nov
VISUAL, Carlow 12 Nov
Everyman Theatre, Cork 14 Nov
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 18 – 21 Nov
DunamaiseArts Centre, Portlaoise 24 Nov
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 25 Nov
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny 27 Nov
Wexford Opera House, Wexford 29 Nov
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 3 – 5 Dec
Town Hall Theatre, Galway 9 Dec
glór, Ennis 10 Dec
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick 11 Dec
Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Tralee 12 Dec
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Wed 15 Dec
Backstage Theatre, Longford 16 Dec
Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown 18 Dec
Source Arts Centre, Thurles 19 Dec
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 20 Dec