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QUEENSLAND BALLET’S LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE
Fri 15 - Sat 16 Sep
The Empire Theatres is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia and boasts several performance and function spaces. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs.
The Empire Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary season during 2017 and is excited to welcome back Queensland Ballet.
La Fille Mal Gardée
Set in the French countryside in the 1950s, La Fille Mal Gardée delights and entertains audiences as a love triangle creates comic chaos. Lise loves Colas. Colas loves Lise. But Lise’s mother, the Widow Simone, has agreed that her wayward daughter should marry Alain, son of a pompous, wealthy vineyard owner. Alain however, is more interested in his precious umbrella than romance. What ensues is a series or mischievous antics as Lise works her way out of the Widow’s marriage contract and into the arms of her love-struck beau. A popular family favourite because of its engaging story, colourful humour and beautiful dancing, this stunning production will leave you applauding for more.