Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide at London Coliseum tickets
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide at London Coliseum tickets

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About the show

The English National Ballet brings an arresting double bill of tragic love stories to the West End from January 2018. The exciting pairing features Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the much-loved classic La Sylphide. These two stunning dance pieces explore the devastating power of desire and the lengths we go to pursue our obsessions.

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows the story of a young hopeless lover, awaiting the return of his fickle mistress. When his mistress finally appears she torments him, turning his unbridled affection against him. Distraught and confused, the young man spirals into an inescapably vortex of sorrow and suffering from which it seems he may never return.

Petit’s ballet is a visceral journey through the turmoil of unrequited love and its terrible consequences, the painfully beautiful piece is set to Bach’s “Passacaglia” and “Fugue in C Minor”, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau,

La Sylphide tells the strange and tragic tale of James who awakes on the morning of his wedding to a find a stunning Sylphide, a beautiful fairy-like creature, at the foot of his bed. Supernatural forces are at play as James’s obsession with the mysterious apparition begins to sew discord between himself and his loving fiancée Effy.

August Bournonville’s ephemeral and captivating ballet is adapted by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this transformative production. The piece’s alluring score is performed live by the acclaimed English National Ballet Philharmonic.

This powerful double bill promises a spectacular evening of music and dance, playing a limited run at the London Coliseum from the 16th to 20th January 2018.

Recommended for

Ballet fans seeking an utterly unique and evocative night of dance should look no further than this stunning pairing of classic productions.

Age Recommendations: No under 5s

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 16 Jan 2018
Booking from: 20 Jan 2018
Booking until: 20 Jan 2018

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

3 Reviews Add review

eroot 160 cm, 57 reviews, 0 helpful votes

We were treated to two ballets in this 2.5 hour spectacular from the English National Ballet. Wonderful scenery, music and of course... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Not sure who thought pairing a: ballet depicting a suicide, with another including Scottish dancing and traditional diaphanous ballet... More

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote