12 May 2012 at 3.38pm | 19 Comments
Audiences around the world will be treated to a visit to the Suffolk countryside on 16 May as Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée is broadcast live to cinemas around the world.
The story of Lise, her suitor Colas, and Lise's larger-than-life mother who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbour, La Fille mal gardée is full of comedy and wonderful choreography. Despite its distinctly French name, the work is viewed by many as the quintessential English ballet in The Royal Ballet's repertory.
The acclaimed pairing of Steven McRae and Roberta Marquez star in this production which is perfect for audiences of all ages.
Ahead of the screening, get a taster for the ballet with our collection of production photographs and watch the trailer:
Find your nearest screening and buy tickets on our cinema website. Screenings are updated and added on a daily basis so please check back regularly to see if your local cinema is showing this production.
If you're a Twitter user and are going to one of the screenings, follow the conversation and share your thoughts using the hashtag #ROHfille. We'll be showing a selection of your comments on screen to cinemas around the world.
The relay of La Fille mal gardée is the final cinema screening of the 2011/12 season. Cinema relays begin again in 23 October when the 2012/13 cinema season opens with a live broadcast of Swan Lake.