Classical ballet on way to Moat

Fans of classical ballet, and youngsters with dreams of tutus and satin toe shoes, are in for a treat next month in Naas.

Fans of classical ballet, and youngsters with dreams of tutus and satin toe shoes, are in for a treat next month in Naas.

Touring company European Ballet is set to bring favourite Coppelia to the Moat Theatre on Tuesday, May 10.

The ballet interweaves the romance between Swanhilda and Franz with the story of the doll-maker Coppelius, whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul. Franz falls in love with Coppelia, whom he thinks is alive. He finally recognises that she is just a doll and returns to Swanhilda, after which the sparkling grand divertissement sees everyone reconciled.

Full of humour and exciting Hungarian dances such as Czardas and Mazurka, the ballet has beautiful scenery and handcrafted costumes, and is a total delight and great entertainment for all ages.

The touring company is directed by principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Stanislav Tchassov. Tickets are E24 each with family tickets at E80, and can be booked at the Moat Theatre at 045 883030.