Ballet action on the big screen

Live ballet from the Royal Opera House will be shown on the big screen at the Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby on Thursday, December 15 at 7.30pm.

Showcase Cinema de Lux Derby will present the pinnacle of classical ballet as The Royal Ballet’s signature work The Sleeping Beauty is beamed live from London’s Royal Opera House to the big screen for cinema audiences.

First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is a perfect marriage of Petipa’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music, conducted by Boris Gruzin. To mark the Company’s 75th birthday in 2006, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton revitalized its landmark 1946 production, which re-established Petipa’s choreography to a scenario and staging developed by Ninette de Valois herself.

Tickets are available now from the box office, online at www.showcasecinemas.co.uk , or through the 24-hour ticket hotline on 0871 220 1000. General tickets are priced at £12.50 with Insider member tickets priced at £10.