This Royal Ballet mixed programme opens with a classic by Frederick Ashton, based on Mendelssohn's delicate score and the plot of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. In a magical nocturnal world, Oberon and Titania play games with unwitting mortals, while the mischievous Puck intensifies love's comic confusions. The ballet's fleet footwork and gentle humour show Ashton at his brilliant best. A new work for The Royal Ballet by Alastair Marriott is at the heart of the evening. Following last year's successful 'Trespass' - with Christopher Wheeldon as part of Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 - Marriott's fifth work for the Company on the main stage is an exciting collaboration with acclaimed designer Es Devlin and lighting designer Bruno Poet. The programme ends in superb style with The Concert. This humorous, beautifully crafted ballet by Jerome Robbins is a superbly witty spoof of a classical music concert. As a pianist performs Chopin, the audience allow their minds to wander and their resulting fantasies take flight.


Choreographer(s): Frederick Ashton (The Dream), Alastair Marriott (New Marriott), Jerome Robbins (The Concert)
Music(s): Felix Mendelssohn (The Dream), Fryderyk Chopin (The Concert)
Design: David Walker (The Dream)
Costume(s): David Walker (The Dream), Irene Sharaff (The Concert)
Lighting(s): John B Read (The Dream), Ronald Bates (The Concert), Jennifer Tipton (The Concert)
Other(s): Christopher Carr (staging - The Dream), Anthony Dowell (staging - The Dream)
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The Royal Ballet - The Dream/New Marriott/The Concert

The Royal Ballet - The Dream/New Marriott/The Concert (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T6593611. Details of all The Royal Ballet - The Dream/New Marriott/The Concert archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S909

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