English National Ballet announces autumn and winter season

The English National Ballet has announced a line-up of UK performances and tours for the 2017/2018 autumn and winter season.

New works

This autumn will see two new works to the ballet’s repertoire, with Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s La Sylphide.

Both works will be performed on tour at the Manchester Palace Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre and at the London Coliseum, where Roland Petite’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort will also be revived, four years after it was last performed by the English National Ballet.

The Song of the Earth shows will coincide with the 25th anniversary of MacMillan’s death, while this year will mark the first time that La Sylphide has been performed in the UK.

Recurring performances

Following sold-out performances, Akram Khan’s Giselle will return on 25th October with performances at Sadler’s Wells and the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet will also return on 21st November with performances at the Bristol Hippodrome that will be performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic. The shows will mark the 40th anniversary of the original production created for the English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

In addition, Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker will run at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton before returning to the London Coliseum. The English National Ballet has been performing the Nutcracker since 1950 and last season saw its most successful production on record, with more than 99,000 booking to watch it.

Booking information

More information regarding performance listings for the 2017/18 autumn and winter ballet season can be found on the English National Ballet website.

Tickets for the shows can now be purchased on the website too.

For more information, visit www.ballet.org.uk/support-us.