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Cinema Festival: Manon: Friday 28 December 2018, 7pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.


Linbury Theatre

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


This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.


Principal dancer Sarah Lamb presents this screening of The Royal Ballet's performance of Kenneth MacMillan’s tragic masterpiece Manon, broadcast live to cinemas on 3 May 2018, starring herself and Vadim Muntagirov. MacMillan’s choreography demands powerful actors as well as gifted dancers, and Lamb and Muntagirov bring the characters to life, drawing you into their drama. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid portraits of Paris and New Orleans. But it is the central couple’s impassioned pas de deux that drive this tragic story and make the ballet one of the most moving ballet dramas of all time.


Please note that Manon contains scenes of an adult nature, including sexual violence.

This production was originally screened live as 12A

Running time

The performance lasts about 2 hours 50 minutes, including two intervals