Russian State Ballet dons tights for trilogy

Siberian Ballet's production of Coppelia
Siberian Ballet's production of Coppelia
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LOVERS of the ballet are in for a treat this weekend, with the Grand Theatre most definitely the place to head to.

There are three spectacular shows on consecutive nights, beginning this evening with Coppelia and continuing with the Nutcracker tomorrow and Swan Lake on Sunday.

All three ballets are performed by the world famous Russian State Ballet of Siberia, who have established itself as one of the leading ballet companies on the planet and have built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and depth.

Tickets, priced between £21.50 and £36.50, are available at

And for anyone who dismisses ballet as some kind of namby-pamby pursuit, here’s a fact for you: a three-hour ballet is, for those performing, roughly equivalent to two 90-minute soccer games back to back or running 18 miles. It’s the toughest of dances to learn and those who go over the course of the weekend are in for a treat.