Event Programme

'The Loves of Mars & Venus' - Celebrating the World's First Ballet

Event No: 51

Thursday 8 June, 16.00 - 17.00 - A delightful drama with music and dance, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first ever ballet

Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

This enchanting production celebrates the 300th anniversary of the world's first ballet, which was performed at Drury Lane Theatre in 1717. It tells the story of John Weaver's heroic struggle to create his groundbreaking dance drama in a theatre world which saw dance as a frivolous side show. 

The magic and excitement of early eighteenth century theatre is evoked by an actor, baroque dancers, and an on-stage ensemble performing music by Lully, Purcell, William Croft and Jeremiah Clarke. The production includes original eighteenth century choreographies and splendid baroque costumes. 

Musical Director - Evelyn Nallen

Project Ambassador - Darcey Bussell

Adult £12 to £16, under 19 half price - the price includes a £1 Restoration Levy.

Tickets for this event are available from the Georgian Theatre Royal box office only, and not from Swaledale Festival. Please telephone - 01748 825252

Generously supported by Dyno and Rosi Keatinge.

For more information, please visit: georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk