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The Wayward Daughter visits Maryborough

11 August 2017

Queensland Ballet is set to bring one of the world’s oldest ballets with a modern twist to Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.

As part of its annual regional tour, Queensland Ballet will perform a new production of La Fille mal gardée, a French ballet that translates as ‘The Wayward Daughter’. 

Artistic Director Li Cunxin said the Company was delighted to be bringing this modern classic to Queensland audiences and was sure it would have wide appeal to both ballet lovers and those new to ballet.

“This is actually one of the oldest ballets in the modern repertoire but our new version, created by French choreographer Marc Ribaud, brings the story into the modern day and sets it in the 1950s with motorbikes and leather jackets!

“I’m sure audiences will be captivated by this colourful, comic and engaging production that’s full of wonderful characters, gorgeous dancing and many laughs.”

Mr Li said the story was a love story as old as time that follows the main character’s trials as she has her eyes set on someone, but her mother wants her to marry another.

Set in the French countryside in the 1950’s, La Fille mal gardée, is a comedic classic that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

With this love triangle at the centre of this ballet, what ensues is a series of mischievous antics as Lise works her way out of the Widow’s marriage contract and into the arms of her love-struck beau. 

In addition to the Company’s performance of La Fille mal gardée, Queensland Ballet’s Edsquad is also currently on tour and will visit Maryborough with school workshops for Prep to Year 12. For more information and to register interest in the workshops visit www.queenslandballet.com.au and visit the La Fille mal gardée page.

For booking information visit www.brolgatheatre.org or phone 4122 6060.