About This Show

Love and courage in a time of war.

England, 1854. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

Taking inspiration from the ground-breaking spirit of Florence Nightingale and the women who supported the war effort in Crimea, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, creates a new version of the classic story ballet, Raymonda.

This adaptation keeps the best of the 19th-century original – its glorious and sensuous score by Alexander Glazunov and the classical choreography of ballet genius Marius Petipa – and updates it with a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny.

The original Raymonda is very rarely performed in the UK, where no dance company performs it in its entirety. This new version marks Tamara Rojo’s first foray into directing and choreographing, building on her illustrious career as dancer and artistic director.

World premiere.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 13 January 2022 Final Performance: 23 January 2022


Fernanda Oliveira Raymonda - some dates
Erina Takahashi Raymonda - some dates
Shiori Kase Raymonda - some dates
Emma Hawes Raymonda - some dates
Joseph Caley John de Bryan - some dates
Jeffrey Cirio John de Bryan - some dates
Francesco Gabriele Frola John de Bryan - some dates
Isaac Hernandez John de Bryan - some dates
Aitor Arrieta John de Bryan - some dates
Jeffrey Cirio Abdur Rahman - some dates
Junor Souza Abdur Rahman - some dates
Daniel McC ormick Abdur Rahman - some dates
Erik Woolhouse Abdur Rahman - some dates
Fernando Carratala Coloma Abdur Rahman - some dates
Rentaro Nakaaki Abdur Rahman - some dates

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