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RB Live: Mayerling

Wednesday 5th Oct 2022, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £15.50 / Concessions Price £13.50

  • Man in gold embroidered jacket on stage in front of four chairs, with hands on floor, legs spread behind him, looking up.

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues – a true story told through ballet.

Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality.


Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 ballet remains a masterpiece of storytelling and this revival marks 30 years since the choreographer’s death. Expect to see The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest across potent ensemble scenes and some of the most daring and emotionally demanding pas de deux in the ballet repertory.

Duration: 3 hours 25 mins (including two intervals)

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

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