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Hammond Theatre

Hammond Theatre

Ballet, Tue 12 Jun 2018

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The Hammond Theatre

020 8783 4418

Address

Hampton School,
Hanworth Road,
Hampton,
TW12 3HD

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Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture.

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Tue 12 Jun 2018

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Map reference: TQ 133712  Lat: 51.42873 Long: -0.37113

The Theatre is situated in the grounds of Hampton School. Access is via the main gate of Hampton School.

Please note: There are three schools on Hanworth Road – Hampton School is between Hampton Academy and The Lady Eleanor Holles School.

By car: Easily accessible from the M3 and the A316. If travelling from west or via the M25, join the M3. After junction 1 the M3 then becomes the A316 – leave at the first or third junction (A312). From the south and south east use Hampton Court Bridge. From the east come through Kingston, Teddington or Twickenham. From the north east come via Richmond and the A316.
Free parking for up to 100 cars.

By bus: easily accessible from Kingston, Hounslow and Twickenham via the bus services. The 111 (24h) stops right outside. The R70 stops near to the Theatre. The 216 stops at Hampton Station and the nearest R68 stop is ten minutes away.

By train: Hampton (London) railway station is a 20 minute walk away. Hampton station is on the Waterloo-Shepperton line, in Travelcard Zone 6. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

Parking: free

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