Award-winning English Youth Ballet makes it’s debut at the Victoria Theatre with an exquisite production of SWAN LAKE. International principal dancers will lead an impressive cast of 100 local, young dancers selected for their skill and potential.
Set in Russia in at the time when the Maryinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar and the Russian nobility, Baron Von Rothbart, Director of the Russian Ballet schemes to secure Royal patronage through the marriage of his daughter Odile to the Tsar’s son. Odette is eventually betrayed in this famous ballet which leads to a tragic and dramatic end.
Enjoy the beautiful dancing of the swans in the Lakeside scene and the sumptuous contrast of the Tsar’s Palace Gardens in Act 3. The production promises to be traditional but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive Black Swan Odile and the vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the Prince’s affection.
Now in its phenomenal 26th year – English Youth Ballet has a formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous full length classical ballets. With professional dancers, formerly from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Northern Ballet taking the leading roles, the company gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles. EYB promises a spectacular evening at the ballet.
Following recent improvements to the stalls seating area, we now offer easier access and better viewing locations for wheelchair users. So you can be assured of a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we have level access to the stalls from Commercial Street and provide two accessible toilets on the stalls level.
The Victoria Theatre has an induction loop for hearing aid users in the auditorium and Box Office.
Additionally the Victoria Theatre now offers an infra-red audio system allowing customers in the Stalls and The Circle and to individually adjust the volume of the performance.
We now offer versions of our seasonal brochure in large print. Please contact the box office to request copies to be sent to you.
Guide dogs are welcome and we will be pleased to provide a bowl of water on request.
We are pleased to offer a complimentary ticket to essential carers of people with additional needs. Please contact the Box Office for details on 01422 351158