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Cast changes: Manon, Spring 2018

Changes to Principal casting have been announced.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

23 March 2018 at 5.42pm | 9 Comments

It has been necessary to make the following cast changes for performances of The Royal Ballet's Manon.

Due to illness Laura Morera is replaced by Francesca Hayward as Manon on Thursday 29 March.

Due to injury Valentino Zucchetti is replaced by Marcelino Sambé as Lescaut on Wednesday 11 and Monday 16 April.

Due to injury Edward Watson is replaced by Federico Bonelli as Des Grieux on Tuesday 1 and Saturday 12 May.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

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By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

23 March 2018 at 5.42pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Kenneth Macmillan, Edward Watson, Federico Bonelli, Francesca Hayward, Laura Morera, Manon, Marcelino Sambé, Production, Valentino Zucchetti

This article has 9 comments

  1. penelope simpson responded on 26 March 2018 at 11:31am Reply

    So sorry not to see Edward Watson who was magnificent when Ms Hayward made her debut. He seems to have been out for a long time. Wishing you recovery, ROH not the same without you.

  2. Sad to see Laura Morera is unable to do the Manon performance as I was very much looking forward to it! Hope she is better in time for her other performance in April.

  3. Jill Hayman responded on 27 March 2018 at 1:25pm Reply

    So sorry to hear Edward Watson is still injured. Have missed him in Winter's Tale and now Manon. Speedy recovery. (Love the brothel creepers).

  4. Gill Beaumont responded on 6 April 2018 at 9:12am Reply

    Francesca Hayward was absolutely magnificent as Manon in last Thursday’s performance.

  5. Pauline Fletcher Pettersson responded on 8 April 2018 at 9:43pm Reply

    IS there a cinema screening?I
    Live on the Gold Coqst Australia.Saw. The nutcracker , here which was magnificent.

    • Lloyd Perry (Cinema Account Officer) responded on 9 April 2018 at 12:11pm

      Dear Pauline,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      Please follow the link below to find all locations and screening dates & times of the Live 2017/18 Cinema Season.

      Best regards,
      ROH Cinema Team

  6. Bill Woolhouse responded on 3 May 2018 at 2:46pm Reply

    I hope that the lighting will be ok for tonight's screening on Manon 3/6/2018 will be ok.
    We will be watching at The Castle Wellingborough.We have complained in the past due to the darkness on stage.This is due to the projectionist not getting in right.
    So looking forward to Manon.Remembering Sibley and Dowell in the principal roles all those years ago.
    £12.50 for a stalls seat !!!!

  7. Cheryl Arnaz responded on 4 May 2018 at 7:37pm Reply

    Went to see Manon last night at the cinema. Is there a DVD of this version.?

  8. Stephen Pollock-Hill responded on 5 May 2018 at 8:13am Reply

    Totally brilliant. a magical evening and only ten minutes from home. What a gem of an idea. makes one want to come and watch it again live at Covent Garden!
    A thought about Mayerling, again by the late Kenneth Macmillan. Could one see his sketch/notebook recording the scenes and movements? How do you transcribe such genius invention for others to follow? please, please ask Darcey to investigate for that live screening! Her discovery from lady Macmillan that he was inspired by ice dancing was a revelation!

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