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Coppelia to be performed at the Shanklin Theatre

Fri 22 Feb 2013

Coppelia to be performed at the Shanklin Theatre

Individuals interested in a cultural getaway to the Isle of Wight over the coming weeks might like to head along to the Shanklin Theatre for a performance of acclaimed classical ballet Coppelia.

The Moscow Ballet - La Classique will be taking to the stage on March 1st and are sure to entertain in what is a ballet that has wowed audience since its first recital way back in the 1820s.

Performances begin at 19:30 GMT and will include an intermission between acts. Standard tickets cost £25 for adults and £22.50 for concessions and are available from the Shanklin Theatre box office, both online and at the theatre itself.

The three-act ballet relates the story of love between a man and a living doll and is set to the music of Leo Delibes.

While the basic premise may sound a little far-fetched, it is a comedic and touching tale that is perfect for ballet lovers of all ages, with this latest production by La Classique having toured the globe for the last 15 years.

The troupe has visited destinations across the globe from Egypt to Japan and includes acclaimed dancers from the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa.

Culture vultures heading to the island in May might also be interested in this year's Isle of Wight Walking Festival, as acclaimed actor Brian Blessed will be putting on a night of entertainment at the Medina Theatre to commemorate the opening of the annual event.

Taking place on May 4th, the show will feature a range of performance styles from the Shakespearean actor, including anecdotes from his many years on stage and screen.

Doors open at 19:30 and the performance will last for approximately two hours. 2013 is the second year in a row in which Blessed has opened the festival in this manner.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801545476-ADNFCR

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