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image for Ballet item typeAnastasia (Live from the Royal Opera House, London at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Ballet, Wed 2 Nov 2016

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres


Chelmsford City Theatres

01245 606505


Fairfield Road,


Screened live from the Royal Opera House, London

Choreographed by Kenneth Macmillan
Music by Pyotr Il'Yich Tchaikovsky
Conducted by Simon Hewett

Cast TBC

An identity in crisis; a country in revolution. Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared – apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Known as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.

One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna's nightmare of memory and identity. To music by Tchaikovsky and Martinu, we follow the events leading to the murder of a family, and Anna's confused dreams – or memories. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

Running time: TBA. There will be one interval.

Please note that details of live performance are subject to change.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 2 Nov 2016 19:15


Tickets: £14.50
Conc: £13.00
PREMIUM seats: £2.00 extra
£1 off full price and standard concessionary tickets for Leisure Plus cardholders
Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £7.00
Group Booking discount available (One in every ten free)
A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and debit card payments made in person and by telephone

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

By Road:
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing