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Russian State Ballet at Wimbledon Theatre

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Published December 21st 2013
Swans, Knights, and Aristocrats

Russia seems to have not only the best ballet productions, but the best ballet dancers as well. The fact that a Russian ballet troupe may be performing is always emphasised in the media, and it is no exception when it comes the the latest three productions coming to the New Wimbledon Theatre in February 2014.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia are a classical company that was founded in 1978. Since 2007, they have had five UK tours, and are now preparing for number six. Their 2014 trip to the New Wimbledon Theatre will consist of three ballets over a three days. Choose between knights, ghosts, and swans.

Don Quixote
4th February, 7.30pm, 19.90-49.90

Adapted from the Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote is a humorous and charming tale about a mad gentlemen who believes himself to be a chivalrous knight, and goes out to save the kingdom from dangerous windmills.

5th February, 7.30pm, 19.90-40.40

A story about love beyond the grave. When peasant girl, Giselle, finds her love in the arms of another woman, she dies of a broken heart. But not even death can stop the strongest of emotions.

Swan Lake
6th February, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 19.90-40.40

A beautiful, but tragic ballet brought to life by Tchaikovsky's score. Princess Odette is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer until the spell is broken by her one true love.
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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: 4th-6th Feb
Phone: 020 8545 7900
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre
Cost: 13.90-49.90
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