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**SOLD OUT ** Opera Ballet trip to the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House to see Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons

Saturday 02 February 2019

6pm - 9pm

**SOLD OUT ** Opera Ballet trip to the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House to see Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons

LSESU Opera Ballet trip to the Royal Opera House to see Asphodel Meadows / The Two Pigeons, Saturday 2nd Feburary, 7 pm. 

Ballets by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett share the stage in this mixed programme with music by Messager and Poulenc.


Tickets subsidised by the LSESU Opera Ballet Society and the LSESU. All tickets cost £2.50 and are available for sale to LSESU Opera Ballet members only; one ticket per member. Membership costs £2. Please do not buy tickets on behalf of another member. All tickets have some restricted viewing; however, from our experience, these seats still offer an excellent experience. Tickets are non-refundable, however, if you find you cannot later attend the show, please let us know so that we may be able to find someone else to take your place. We have no oxymoronic standing seats for this performance!!


The event will be preceded by an optional social at The Bow Street Tavern (a pub) from 6 pm.

Tickets are only available for collection from 6 pm until 6:45 pm from the Society's Executive Committee at The Bow Street tavern. Please bring your LSE student card. Please leave sufficient time to collect your ticket. Members who are late may not be able to collect their ticket from the Society or enter the venue. Tickets cannot be collected from the Royal Opera House's Box Office. The performance starts at 7 pm. However, for those who arrive after 6:45 pm, we shall place your ticket behind the Box Office in an envelope with your name on it. 


The pub is opposite the Royal Opera House and is located at 37 Bow St, London WC2E 7AU. It is located 7 minutes walk away from the LSE campus. The nearest tube station is Covent Garden station on the Piccadilly Line.


Please join us at The Bow Street Tavern again after the show!


There is no dress code – feel free to dress up or down.

The ROH offer a limited free cloakroom service for small items and coats.


The performance ends at approximately 9.25 pm. There are two intervals.


Sheer romantic charm sums up Ashton's version of The Two Pigeons (1961). It has Messager's ever-tuneful score alongside a touching love story of a brief flirtation that threatens a young couple's relationship. The imagery of birds is wittily part of the choreography that contrasts bohemian Paris with the darker passions of a gypsy camp. Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows was enthusiastically acclaimed at its premiere in 2010. Set to music by another French composer, Poulenc, it shows how the line and lyricism of Ashton continue into the contemporary Royal Ballet repertory and defining style.


Any problems? Email us at operaballet@lsesu.org or contact us via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LSESUOperaBallet. On the day: contact us by Facebook messenger.