Having wowed audiences across the UK since 2016, the Saint Petersburg Classical Ballet returns to The Hawth this new year with two spectacular productions: Adolphe Adams’ heartbreaking Giselle (January 11) and the elegant Swan Lake. by Tchaikovsky (January 12).
Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, the company combines classical training and technique with outstanding soloists to entertain audiences in stunning style.
Giselle, an innocent young villager, enjoys dancing despite the uncertainty of a weak heart and enjoys a simple life in her village. The story follows her through tender romance, heartbreak, death, and the afterlife as she ultimately saves the life of a man who betrayed her.
The story of Prince Siegfried’s Swan Lake and the Swan Princess is a tragic story of betrayal and love that triumphs over evil. The world’s most romantic ballet comes to life thanks to Tchaikovsky’s haunting score.
The show comes as The Hawth anxiously awaits a few busy months for the 2022 kickoff.
Spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor said, “Hit West End musicals are always a key part of The Hawth’s schedule and 2022 is no exception. Chicago (February 1-5), with Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes, international recording artist Sinitta and West End, and TV star Darren Day, wows Crawley, while the hilarious musical Rock of Ages (3- May 7) and Global The School of Rock phenomenon (June 13-18) will both wow audiences in the spring.
“Operators can appreciate Madama Butterfly by Puccini (February 8), Carmen by Bizet (February 9) and Aida by Verdi (March 10).
“As part of the 75th anniversary season of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the world-renowned orchestra presents violinist Ellinor D’Melon, playing music by Glinka, Bruch and Tchaikovsky (at the Hawth, February 25).
“Strictly Come Dancing fans looking for a little bit of glitter and sparkle after the series ends don’t need to look any further.
Kevin Clifton returns for two performances of Burn The Floor (January 24), while Giovanni Pernice dances at The Hawth twice, once with his show, This Is Me (April 16), followed by a second visit, this time alongside judge Anton Du Beke, in Lui & Moi (July 14 and 15).
Live comedy is back on the tour and The Hawth has some big names coming up, Geoff Norcott (February 2), Sukh Ojla February 4, Ross Noble (February 11), Shaparak Khorsandi (February 11) and Kiri Pritchard- McLean (February 12), Larry Dean (February 26), Mark Watson (March 4), Catherine Bohart (March 16), Henning Wehn (March 31), Stewart Lee (April 21) and Rhod Gilbert (April 22).
“No matter your era, genre, or favorite artist, there is music for you at The Hawth with tributes to many great music greats including The Rolling Stones, Little Mix, Pink Floyd, The Four Seasons , Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and Reine, among others.