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What's On

By season

Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Autumn 2015

By venue

Belfast Grand Opera House
Birmingham Hippodrome
Durham Gala
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Grand Opera House, York
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
London Coliseum
The Lighthouse, Poole
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

By show

Company Class
First Steps: a child's Coppelia
Moving Stateside
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
Serenade / Carmina burana
South tour spring 2015
Swan Lake
The King Dances / Carmina burana

Coppélia story guide


Dr Coppélius's workshop, later the same night.
Inside the workshop Swanilda and her companions discover Coppélia and are astonished to find that she is only a doll. Coppélius returns and drives them all out, except Swanilda who hides. Franz appears; Coppélius seizes him and threatens to punish him. He then has second thoughts and, by putting a sleeping draught in some wine he offers Franz, he makes him fall asleep. With the help of a book of magic, he tries to bring Coppélia to life using the boy's spirit.

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