Gainsborough: Head to the land of the Pharaohs with the Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet Live is back at Trinity Arts Centre this weekend
The Bolshoi Ballet Live is back at Trinity Arts Centre this weekend

The beauty and majesty of Bolshoi Ballet Live is back at Trinity Arts Centre at Gainsborough this weekend with a production of Pharoah’s Daughter.

Young Englishman Lord Wilson is travelling through Egypt when a powerful storm breaks out.

He is forced to take shelter in the nearest pyramid, where the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs lies entombed.

Lord Wilson falls asleep and begins to dream that the princess has come to life.

The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie.

French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.

With its exotic setting, impressive parades, spectacular variations and crowd scenes, this grand 19th Century Orientalist fantasy is one of the most remarkable productions in the Bolshoi’s repertoire.

The main roles are danced in this production by Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova and Ruslan Skvorstov.

The performance is on Sunday (23rd November) at 3pm and tickets priced £15 and £13 are available from the box office on 01427 676655.