La Fille mal gardée (27 September–22 October 2016)
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet The Wayward Daughter features some of his most brilliant choreography.
Anastasia (26 October–12 November 2016)
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky and Bohuslav Martinů, with electronic music by Fritz Winckel and Rüdiger Rüfer
Conductor: Simon Hewett
Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution.
Live cinema relay: 2 November 2016
Chroma / New Wayne McGregor / Carbon Life (10–19 November 2016)
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Joby Talbot and Jack White III / Steve Reich / Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
Conductor: Koen Kessels
The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor’s ten years as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including one world premiere to a new commission by Steve Reich.
Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet NEW (10–19 November 2016)
Choreography: Charlotte Edmonds/ Robert Binet
A mixed programme of two new works by young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, each of whom has been mentored by Wayne McGregor.
The Nutcracker (23 November 2016–12 January 2017)
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Boris Gruzin (Nov, Dec, except 31 Dec) / Dominic Grier (31 Dec, Jan)
The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Live cinema relay: 8 December 2016
Other wonderful venues to see ballet
English National Ballet
39 Jay Mews
020 7581 1245
Royal Ballet School
46 Floral St