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Ustinov Studio Deborah Warner Season


  • 29 January - 10 February

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinee Sat 10 Feb 2.30pm

Press Night Weds 31 Jan 7pm

Mon 29 Jan — Sat 10 Feb

A new work by Kim Brandstrup in a double bill with Minotaur

One of the undoubted highlights of the theatrical year in 2022, Kim Brandstrup’s Minotaur returns fresh from the coup of featuring at the world’s greatest arts festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, in a new double bill paired with a brand new work, both exploring mythological sources.

The idea of metamorphosis harbours human dreams of magical transformation and divine intervention - yet ideal resolution is always hindered by human shortcomings and sobering reality.

Minotaur recounts the story of Ariadne, her love of Theseus, the death of her brother the Minotaur and her abandonment by her lover. In the depth of her despair the gods intervene and Dionysus carries her away to otherworldly safety and bliss.

In Apuleius’ Metamorphosis Psyche is allowed to meet her lover, Cupid, only in the dark. In three nocturnal encounters they circle each other in the dreamlike shelter of darkness - but ultimately have to face the light - and each other.

These two pieces will be a truly unique opportunity to experience close up some of the finest dancers in the world. The dancers include ballet superstars Matthew Ball and Alina Cojocaru and fellow Royal Ballet principal Kristen McNally, along with Olivier Award nominee Tommy Franzen.

Kim Brandstrup is renowned for his work over four decades with the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert.

“Astonishing. Has the quality of a dream... incredibly beautiful and serene” The Observer

“Inspired, atmospheric staging and dazzling performances... Dancers scamper in blithe defiance of gravity” Financial Times

Monday 29 January - Saturday 10 February

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm

Matinee Saturday 10 Feb 2.30pm

Press Night Wednesday 31 January 7pm

No performances Thurs 8 and Fri 9 Feb

All tickets £38.50 / £28.50 discounts apply to children, students in full-time education and members of the Theatre Royal Bath's access register.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Ustinov Studio productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

Ustinov Studio discounts apply to children, students in full-time education and members of the Theatre Royal Bath's access register.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Ustinov foyer to the Stalls level. The Circle has stair access only.

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