★★★★★ “Unapologetically charming and unashamedly entertaining “Coppélia” is a joyous, delightful experience.”
Irish Mail on Sunday
“During her 10 year affiliation with Ballet Ireland, Runacre-Temple has shown an unabashed and welcome willingness to take risks. Her quirky sense of humour emerges best during the slightly macabre second act, when a headless mannequin pops out of a closet…”
Franz and his reporter fiancee Hildy, are curious about a 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’ laboratory. 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 enchants and enthrals audiences of all ages.
Libretto: Stella Feehily
Design: Lorna Ritchie
Lighting: Kevin Smith
Music: Léo Delibes
Additional composition and sound design: Tom Lane and Rob Moloney