The Royal Ballet
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Jules Frédéric Massenet
LIVE: Wednesday 7 February 2024, 7.15pm GMT
ENCORE: Sunday 11 February 2024, 2pm GMT
DCP Window: 29th Feb – 30th March 2024
Running time 195 minutes (TBC), Two intervals
Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate ballet tells the story of Manon, who is torn between her desire for a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux. This adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s novel embodies Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute insight into human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the impassioned duets of the central couple.