A rarely-performed classic transformedWar-time nurse Florence Nightingale inspires a new version of classic ballet Raymonda at the London Coliseum. With an exciting new historical setting and a dramatic story of love and sacrifice at its core, audiences will have the chance to experience the seldom-staged show in its entirety.
In 1853, a young woman named Raymonda leaves her home and family to become a nurse in the Crimean War. After becoming engaged to a soldier called John, her independence and loyalties are tested when her friendship with Ottoman army leader Adbur threatens to conflict with her fiancé’s love.
Based on the 19th-century story ballet, Raymonda is directed by English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo. Rojo retains the original score by Alexander Glazunov and choreography by Marius Petipa, whilst bringing a compelling new context inspired by nurses working on the front lines of war.
Discover a classic ballet and a vibrant heroine for modern audiences with Raymonda tickets at the London Coliseum.
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including 2 intervals)
Age recommendation: TBC
Special notice: Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.