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Thursday, August 19, 2021


Rhumbelow Theatre proudly presents its launch event for Rhumbelow Theatre Classics.

“We will be screening various productions from The Royal Ballet, Royal Shakespeare and other great recordings every Wednesday evening and in some cases over a three-day window. The showings will be at 18h00, which will allow you to come and enjoy some snacks and drinks at The Rhumbelow on the way home from work,” says Roland Stansell who runs the Rhumbelow Theatre circuit.

The first showing will be Giselle by The Royal Ballet on August 25, 2021. The film starts at 18h00 and running time is two hours and 25 minutes. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sherry on arrival.

(Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Giselle is the classic ballet of the Romantic era. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory. Giselle’s essence has remained the same through many different productions in well over a century of continuous performance. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.

The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis. With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography,

Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.

Giselle is a Royal Ballet production recorded in 2016 and starring Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov. Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Production: Peter Wright.

Tickets R100. Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. There is a cash bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises).

All seating will be at separate tables and the management will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. Covid Limit – Max 50.

Limited secure parking available. All Covid-19 protocols will be observed.

Booking is essential on email or visit

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban. For more information contact 082 499 8636