Ballet Ireland will bring their production of Coppélia to Tallaght’s Civic Theatre from December 3rd to 5th as part of a 25 venue national tour. This innovative new version of the 1870 classic created by Morgann Runacre-Temple and librettist Stella Feehily, offers a very distinct and engaging twist on this comic ballet.
Setting the much-loved story circa the 1950s at a County Fair and drawing inspiration from sources as wacky and diverse as Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks and X Factor, choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Carmen, Romeo & Juliet), with writer Stella Feehily (actor and writer, associate artist at the Royal Court Theatre in London), have created a witty and pertinent ballet inspired by the very modern predilection and all consuming obsession with youthful perfection.
Franz and his financee Hildy are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Jealous of Franz’s infatuation with Coppélia, Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem. She and her friends decide to follow the perfect starlet home, eventually arriving at Dr Copplius laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever.
Ballet Ireland’s Coppélia features a new version of Léo Delibes’ classic score, by Tom Lane.
Featuring a talented company of 10 dancers Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour this comical ballet following the success of Swan Lake last year.