Marking the first one-night event at the theatre post-lockdown, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Ballet Cymru return to the New Vic this October with a poignant and bold production of Giselle.
This beautiful story of love and loss has been transformed into an extraordinary new ballet, visiting the New Vic for one night only on Monday 4 October.
Giselle tells of the tragedy of a young girl who falls in love with the wrong person and pays a terrible price. Combining spellbinding music and magical choreography alongside visual projections to bring the story to vivid life, it is an unforgettable evening of dance, reimagining one of the most romantic ballets of all time with new relevance, poignancy and grittiness.
With the unique stamp of Ballet Wales running through its veins, this adaptation features a new score by international composer and harpist Catrin Finch, interwoven with mesmerizing movement by Ballet Cymru Artistic Director Darius James OBE and Assistant Artistic Director Amy Doughty.
Ballet Cymru are a group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories, they interpret some of the finest characters in literature. The company’s latest show is an opportunity to relish some of the best dance direct from Wales, in the unique in-the-round setting of Staffordshire’s New Vic.
How much do the tickets cost?
Tickets are priced at £18-£23 (Concessions £2 Off). A transaction fee of £1.00 per ticket applies when booking online. Under 16s go for Free.
How do I book tickets to watch Giselle?
Tickets are now on sale and available from the Box Office (E-tickets will be emailed), by calling 01782 717962 or visit the New Vic Theatre’s website here.
How long is the show for and what are the timings?
Giselle will be performed in the round on Monday, 4 October 2021 at 7.30pm. Please check Ballet Cymru’s website to find out where else they will be performing.
Where is New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme?
New Vic Theatre
About The New Vic Theatre
Founded in 1962, the New Vic is the producing theatre for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. With around eight major productions a year, its varied programme includes contemporary drama, new commissions, adaptations and classics. Recent productions have toured nationally and internationally, and have transferred to London and Manchester. The New Vic has developed extensive and award-winning community involvement. It works regionally, nationally and internationally through its education department and New Vic Borderlines, which aims to change the lives of the most disadvantaged members of the community. The New Vic is funded by Arts Council England, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
About Ballet Cymru
Ballet Cymru is an international touring ballet company for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration. The company produce original professional dance performances based in the ballet technique which tour nationally and internationally. Its extensive Access and Outreach programme is committed to breaking down barriers to accessing the arts.
Things to note:
The New Vic welcomes all customers and is committed to providing access to the arts for all, which includes:
- Free parking close to the theatre entrance for Blue Badge holders (reserve a space with the box office)
- Limited parking for customers, a small parking fee for £1.50
- Automatic doors and level access into the foyer, ramped access to the auditorium on the ground floor and lift access to the first floor
- Wheelchair spaces on both the ground and first floor
- Disabled toilets
- An induction loop system (not available for amplified performances and an infrared-assisted hearing system)
- Baby-changing facilities
- Assistance dogs are welcome and water will be provided (if you wish to take your dog into the auditorium, let the box office know when booking)
- Sign language-interpreted, audio-described, captioned, relaxed and schools’ performances are available for some performances
Do I have to wear a mask on my visit
They ask customers to wear a mask if they are visiting, with the exception of visitors who will be dining in the cafe. Children under 11 are not required to wear face covering.
What precautions are in place in the building? Are there any guidelines I need to follow?
- On arrival to the theatre, please use their main entrance to access the building. You’ll see they have implemented a one-way system. There is signage in place to let you know where to go next if you’re heading to Box Office, please join the queuing system and one of their friendly team will call you to the counter when they are available.
- If you have access requirements, please feel free to use the automatic doors to enter the building, ensuring no-one is exiting at that time.
- Yes. Their toilets are available for use. Limited to 3 customers at a time.
- Yes. The lift will be available for customers to use to access the first floor.
Do I need to book a table for the Cafe?
Please pre-book a table in advance if you are planning to have pre-food/drinks or drinks after the show.
Can I pay by cash?
No. In order to minimise surfaces touched by staff and customers, at the current time they will only be accepting payments by card. This applies to all purchases made at Box Office, the Cafe and their shop.
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Photo credit: New Vic Theatre/Sian Trenberth Photography