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La Fille mal gardée: Thursday 23 April 2015, 7.30pm

La Fille mal gardée

Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter features some of his most brilliant choreography.


Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Spring 2014/15 season.


Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the bucolic wit of the production.

Pre-performance Talks

Join us in the Clore Studio Upstairs for an exciting introduction, which will ensure you get the most out of watching La Fille mal gardée. Tickets will be available when booking opens for La Fille mal gardée.

These talks will be led by Dr Giannandrea Poesio. He is an internationally published dance scholar, and has also worked as dance critic for The Spectator for twenty years. He is currently Director of the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance at the University of Bedfordshire.