Bolshoi Ballet screened live from Moscow

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Our popular programme of live broadcasts of stage performances continues on Sunday 20 October with the first of a series of screenings all the way from Russia, featuring the acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet.

Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned ballet companies.

Following their brief but euphorically received London season this summer, four of the Bolshoi’s performances come to Northampton in the form of live broadcasts from Moscow, starting with the spectacular ballet Spartacus on Sunday 20 October at 4pm. This grandiose epic, with stirring music by Khachaturian, tells the tale of the slave turned gladiator who foments a legendary rebellion, and with stunning choreography by Yuri Grigorovich it is considered one of the best ballets in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. 

More Bolshoi live screenings are already on sale for the New Year, starting with Jewels, on Sunday 19 January at 3pm. Inspired by the famous jewellers of New York’s Fifth Avenue, this trio of pieces, choreographed by George Balanchine, to music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, is a tribute to women, and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg. 

On Sunday 2 February at 3pm there will be a chance to see a new ballet, Lost Illusions, based on Balzac’s novel of thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment, set against a backdrop of 19th century Paris. 

The final screening, on Sunday 30 March at 4pm, is a refreshing satire, The Golden Age, a tale of love, gangsters and cabaret in 1920s Russia, set to music by Shostakovich

Tickets for most live broadcasts are £14 full price, £12 for concessions and £10 for children. Advertised start times are for curtain up, so customers are advised to take their seats 15 minutes beforehand. 

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