Manon – Royal Ballet (Live)

DATE:
Thu 3 May

TIME:
7:15PM

PRICE:
£17, £10 for under 15s

DESCRIPTION:

Created by MacMillan, the impassioned pas de deux of Manon and Des Grieux drive this tragic story.

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux that drive this tragic story, and makes Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

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