English Youth Ballet’s production is a delight, the ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz and Swanilda’s jealousy of the doll Coppelia, with the story of the mechanical doll maker Dr Coppelius who creates a spell and is convinced that he has brought his favourite doll to life. Franz falls in love with Coppelia whom he thinks is alive, but eventually recognises that she is just a doll. Swanilda disguises herself as the doll and plays a joke on them both.
With sparklingly original choreography, colourful costumes and boasting 100 talented young local dancers in the cast this brilliant production comes to the Weymouth. Coppelia, a worldwide favourite, promises to be a magical evening of ballet.
A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS
Now celebrating its 21st successful year, English Youth Ballet has gained in popularity and has an established formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous full length classical ballets. With professional dancers, formerly from Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, dancing the leading roles, EYB gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles.
Friday and Saturday evening: Adults £25, Concessions £23
Saturday matinee: Adults £25, Concessions £21