Zenaida Yanowsky to reprise award-winning performance in The Royal Ballet’s ‘ELIZABETH’ at the Barbican Theatre

The Royal Opera House has confirmed that former Principal of The Royal BalletZenaida Yanowsky, will reprise her award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the Royal Ballet‘s ELIZABETH, which transfers to the Barbican Theatre from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May, 2018.

A dynamic exploration of the Queen’s life and loves, ELIZABETH is a unique chamber work seamlessly blending dance, music, text and song.

The revival will see Yanowsky joined by an ensemble including Yury Yanowsky, Raphael Wallfisch, Julien Van Mellaerts, Sonya Cullingford and Katie Deacon.


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A theatrical exploration of the enigmatic Tudor monarch, ELIZABETH utilises letters, diary entries, poetry and plays written by Elizabeth I and her contemporaries, including some of her most famed suitors.

Inspired as much by her private passions and hallmark physicality as by her political triumphs, director/ choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright Alasdair Middleton explore this seminal figure through innovative and atmospheric storytelling, married with expressive and dynamic movement.


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