A story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit.
In 18th century France, letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they spin a web of heartbreak and ruin. It might seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost.
From the original scandalous novel, the acclaimed film starring John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer and iconic retelling Cruel Intentions, this dangerous story has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years.
Now Northern Ballet bring their bodice-ripping adaptation back to the stage.
Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
You’ll feel every heartbeat of this intimate performance.
Age guidance: 12+
Contains scenes of a sexual nature and sexual violence including a rape scene.
Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes (approximately)
Performances will be socially distanced. Audience members must wear a face covering (unless exempt). Performances are subject to cancellation or change dependent upon changes to Government guidelines around COVID-19.
'Northern Ballet is back with a bang'The Telegraph
'wild and wicked choreography'The Jewish Chronicle
'…a most enjoyable evening in the theatre'Culture Whisper
‘Northern Ballet dancers ... never cease to impress’The Scotsman
Also Available at Sadler's Wells
Photos by Emma Kauldhar.