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Like Water for Chocolate (ROH23)

Royal Ballet

Christopher Wheeldon | 2023 | 190 MINS
UK / Mexico

Never before seen in cinemas, this new full length Christopher Wheeldon ballet is based upon Laura Esquivel’s captivating novel of the same name.

In Detail

A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’ into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.

The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.

190m approx including 2 intervals

Sun 22 Jan 14:30
Tickets £17.50
(Friends/Students £15)