Recorded Audio Description by VocalEyes and Northern Ballet.
A story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit.
In 18th century France, letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they spin a web of heartbreak and ruin. It might seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost.
From the original scandalous novel, the acclaimed film starring John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer and iconic retelling Cruel Intentions, this dangerous story has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years.
Now Northern Ballet bring their bodice-ripping adaptation back to the stage.
Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
Image description: Madame de Tourvel, in an eighteenth-century style frock of sage green and white lace, together with satin pointe shoes, leans back against Valmont, who wears a loose white shirt. Their right arms are both raised, pointing to the top left corner, and their gaze follows. Behind, a chaise longue with a backdrop of swirling red clouds.