Ballet

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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Ballet Cymru Nominated Best Dance Production 2013 at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. An outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play that features breathtaking choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. This vibrant and dramatic production features Mendelssohn’s joyous music, choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Darius James and critically acclaimed costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf. The Queen of the Fairies Titania, and Puck the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot wearing “Rude Mechanicals” present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And finally the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation. Tickets: £17.50 Full // £15 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour 50 min (inc. interval)

THE NUTCRACKER

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Vienna Festival Ballet  Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time. Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and light-hearted story. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see them combat the Mouse King and journey through the glistening Land of Snow to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of Sweets. Start Time: 5pm Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins (inc. interval) Tickets: £18 Full // £15 Concessions LIVE PASS offer: £10 Students & Under 26s tickets (limited availability)