La Fille mal gardée
3, 4, 5 & 8 July, venues around Australia
Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet contains some of his most virtuoso choreography, and has been a firm favourite with audiences for over 50 years. Set in a storybook village, it follows the youthful romance of Lise and Colas under the nose of Lise’s larger- than-life mother, Widow Simone. The ballet is a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors. Funny and touching, this Royal Ballet production is presented by Palace Cinemas Opera and Ballet and is perfect for all ages.