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English National Ballet

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide

Hope turns to despair, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy in English National Ballet’s new double bill.

English National Ballet returns with a double bill featuring Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide.

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows a young man hopelessly in love with a cruel mistress who torments him. Full of drama, it climaxes into an unforgettable, tragic ending.

This ‘ever-fascinating work of art’ (Financial Times) has a libretto by Jean Cocteau, and is performed to Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor. It is renowned as a showcase for the world’s best male dancers.

Please note Le Jeune Homme et la Mort contains adult themes, including suicide.

La Sylphide

On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fiancée Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy.

August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production, and is accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.


Image credit: Isaac Hernandez, Rina Kanehara, Jia Zhang and Cesar Corrales. Photo © Jason Bell. Art Direction and Design: Charlotte Wilkinson Studio.

'An enchanting blend of dance and storytelling.'

The Independent 

'Glorious, bonkers fun, full of ceilidh-loving Scotsmen, vengeful witches and spirits.'

Evening Standard

'Petit’s steps fizz with drama and energy.'

The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

'Seductive piece of dance-theatre.'

The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

Running Time
2hrs 30mins

Tickets available from £12 – £65*
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