English National Ballet will present Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed ballet Manon on tour in 2018. The Manon tour will be presented in Manchester, Southampton and Milton Keynes.
A full-blooded ballet of love, decadence and passion
English National Ballet is proud to tour Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece outside London for the second time only in over 30 years.
The young and naïve Manon is torn between two lives: privilege and opulence with the wealthy Monsieur GM, or innocent love with the penniless student Des Grieux. Wanting it all will be her downfall.
Aristocrats and beggars, courtesans and harlots fill the stage to take you from a gambling den in 18th-century Paris to a desolate Louisiana swamp, and share with you one of British ballet’s most dramatic stories.
Famous for its expressive choreography and acting demands, Manon features some of the most challenging roles in ballet. Let this world-class company sweep you up, to the haunting music of Jules Massenet performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Picked as one of Autumn’s must-see events by The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday
ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET MANON TOUR
17 – 20 October 2018
Manchester Opera House
24 – 27 October 2018
Milton Keynes Theatre
31 October – 3 November 2018
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
16 – 20 January 2019