Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fille mal gardée

Join us for La Fille mal gardée (or The Wayward Daughter), the funniest, sunniest English masterpiece, when Birmingham Royal Ballet return.
  • Dates Running: 24/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

This performance is:

  • Ballet
  • Dance

Join us for ‘La Fille mal gardée’ (or ‘The Wayward Daughter’), the funniest, sunniest English masterpiece, when Birmingham Royal Ballet return. Funny, tender and true, La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a lovely ballet of rural bliss that will put a spectacular spring in your step.

When country beauty Lise falls in love with hunky farmhand Colas, she’s about to upset the apple cart. Her mother, Widow Simone, has her own ideas about who her daughter should marry. Enter Thomas, a pompous and wealthy vineyard owner, and Alain, his rich son – attractive as a potato, smart as a turnip and the proud possessor of two left feet.

Now sit back and enjoy as this merry crew try to meet their heart’s desires with hilarious results. Ever popular because of its simple, engaging story and wonderful wit, La Fille mal gardée remains a firm favourite for all the family.

Spectacular classical ballet combines with slick comedy, a clog-dancing dame, a super-cute pony and live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.


★★★★’Enchantingly and hilariously silly…’
The Daily Telegraph



★★★★ ’Unmissable’
The Daily Express

Additional Information

£5 off for U16's!

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First StepsFri 26 October, 1pm

Pre-Show Talk | Fri 26 October, 6.30pm

Company Class On StageSat 27 October, 11.45am

Group Discount
£2.50 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (Wed & Thu)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Running times: 2 hours 30 minutes including two intervals



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