English National Ballet

Giselle

A celebrated production of one of the greatest Romantic ballets

15 Jan–18 Jan 2025

Priority Booking Dates

ENB and ENO Members and Supporters Priority Booking
Friday 16 February, 10.00

General on sale
Wednesday 21 February, 10.00

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Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal – a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Following five-star reviews in 2024, Mary Skeaping’s enthralling production returns to the London Coliseum for one week only.

A young peasant girl, Giselle, is in love with Albrecht, a Duke who hides his title and his engagement to another. When Giselle discovers he has deceived her, she is driven to madness, and dies of a broken heart. Late at night, the Wilis gather by her grave, ready to welcome her into their fold as the vengeful spirits of betrayed brides, who force men to dance to their death. Will Giselle’s love protect Albrecht from his fate?

From the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, this atmospheric production features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.

Adolphe Adam’s lush score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, sets the scene for a “dramatic and heartbreaking” performance (The Times).

Main image credit:
Dancer: Alison McWhinney. Photo: Jason Bell. Creative Direction: Charlotte Wilkinson Studio

Production and Choreography by Mary Skeaping, after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Music by Adolphe Adam
Design by David Walker
Lighting by Charles Bristow, recreated by David Mohr

“Packed with lively detail and terrific suspense”

The Arts Desk

“Bewitching... makes the 21st century fall beautifully and blissfully away”

The Daily Telegraph

“Dramatic and heartbreaking”

The Times

“Brimful of unabashed romanticism... always enchanting”

The Stage

“There’s much to relish in this very beautiful production”

The Guardian

Priority Booking Dates

ENB and ENO Members and Supporters Priority Booking
Friday 16 February, 10.00

General on sale
Wednesday 21 February, 10.00

Book
4 Evening Performances Remaining
2 Daytime Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 15mins

There is one interval

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Book for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Giselle at the same time and save 15% (not valid on top two price tickets, or in conjunction with any other offer or concessions).

Children under 16 go half-price: up to 2 under-16s per full paying adult. Note that children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Schools performance: Friday 17 January 2.30pm. Please note this performance welcomes school groups.

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

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English National Ballet Evening Dining Experience

Looking for a taste of luxury, look no further! Elevate your evening in the relaxing atmosphere of our gorgeous American Bar

English National Ballet Experience (Evening)
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English National Ballet Matinee Dining Experience

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea style buffet whilst soaking up the atmosphere in our American Bar

English National Ballet Experience (Matinee)