Delightful comedy and virtuosic choreography abound in Frederick Ashton’s sunny and beloved production of La Fille Mal Gardee from the Royal Ballet. The simple story of Lise, her suitor Colas, and Lise’s larger-than-life mother who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbor is both funny and touching, and filled with glorious detailed movement. The New York Times calls this performance “Thrilling…Viewers all around the world shared their delight. The meeting of classicism and chaos is breathtaking”. La Fille Mal Gardée is perfect for ballet newcomers and irresistible to audiences of all ages. Starring Steven McRae, Roberta Marquez, Ludovic Ondiviela, Gary Avis and Philip Mosley, acclaimed male dancer who inspired the film and musical Billy Elliot.