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Birmingham Royal Ballet La Fille mal gardée

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An illustrative image with superimposed photos of Birmingham Royal Ballet Dancers, of La Fille mal gardée

This autumn brings the sunniest and funniest of ballets to Sadler’s Wells.


Lise has a choice to make. Loaded country bumpkin or penniless, hunky farmhand? Of course, there’s no contest, but her mum has other ideas. Heels are dug in and sparks fly, as a mother-daughter battle ensues.

Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) mixes spectacular classical ballet with slick comedy, a clog-dancing dame and a super-cute pony, as well as live music by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. This is sure to be fantastic entertainment for you, your friends, and all your family!

Header image © Manvir Rai

Did you know?
Many classical ballet’s use mime to help tell the story. Look out for both hands to the heart for love, hands outstretched and motioning to the ring finger for marriage, a hand cupped to the ear for listening, and many more.
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Audio Described Performances There are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email tickets@sadlerswells.com if you wish to book these options
Touch Tour To accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production.

Watch Carlos Acosta and former BRB Principal Sandra Madgwick coaching Principals Max Maslen and Beatrice Parma as they prepare for the roles of Colas and Lise in La Fille mal gardée. Broadcast on BRB’s website at 7pm on 17 July, and available on demand after that.

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Light-hearted brilliance
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