Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox evil schemers and find happiness on the high seas?

From a vibrant market square to a moonlit cave and a lavish palace, get swept away by this epic ballet escapade.

English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is “hugely enjoyable entertainment” (The Daily Telegraph). Expect a swashbuckling romp, full of thrilling dancing by a brilliant cast of performers, with gorgeous decors and costumes created by Hollywood’s Bob Ringwood, all set to a romantic score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

English National Ballet is the only UK company to perform this classic story ballet. Our extravagant production, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, has enthralled audiences and received rave reviews across the world, including Paris and Tokyo.

“A roaring, madcap success.”
Financial Times

“Glorious, unabashed fun.”
Evening Standard

“A riot of colours.”
The Guardian

“Fabulously entertaining. Alina Cojocaru is a blissful Medora, flying through the choreography with sparkling, flirtatious élan.”
The Observer

Medora  Alina Cojocaru
Conrad  Vadim Muntagirov
Gulnare  Erina Takahashi
Lankendem  Dmitri Gruzdyev
Ali  Junor Souza
Birbanto  Yonah Acosta
Pasha  Michael Coleman

Creative Team

Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Prince Pyotr van Oldenburg, Ludwig Minkus, Yuly Gerber, Baron Boris Fitinhof-Schnell, Albert Zabel and J. Zibin

Music edited by
Lars Payne and Gavin Sutherland

Jules-Henri de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier in a version by Anna-Marie Holmes, based on The Corsair (1814) by Lord Byron

Sets and Costume Design
Bob Ringwood

Lighting Design
Neil Austin