Classic love story

Moscow Ballet La Classique brings the classic three-act love story Coppelia to Worthing’s Pavilion theatre on March 31.

The ballet company which unites dancers from the Bolshoi, Kirov and ballet theatres of Kiev and Odessa, has toured the globe for the past 15 years. 

This spring they create their own version of Coppélia, originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon for the Paris Opéra to a libretto by Charles Nuitter, set to music by Léo Delibes.

Coppelia is the story of life-like doll Coppelia who captivates flirtatious human Franz to the despair of his feisty fiancée Swanilda. The heartbroken bride-to-be eventually discovers the woman who has captured her fiance’s heart is eccentric Doctor Coppélius’s clockwork creation.

The ballet includes a supporting cast of youthful, mischievous characters in a fairy tale production suitable for all ages which features passion, humour and magic.

The show starts at 6.30pm. Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at