Manon


Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#Kenneth Macmillan's Manon - Seduction, ambition, and greed, conquered by love.

CONTENT WARNING

This production is intended for mature audiences. It contains adult themes and sexually explicit content that some may find confronting.

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Journey from decadent 18th century Paris to sultry New Orleans with this blockbuster classical ballet about possession, desire, and the allure of wealth.  

Regarded as one of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s most iconic works, Manon is a quintessential romantic tragedy, following the tale of a young French peasant girl conflicted by love and a yearning to be free from poverty. 

It’s 1700s Paris and the beautiful Manon is on her way to enter a convent, when the old and wealthy Monsieur GM makes an intriguing offer for her hand to her brother Lescaut. Left outside while the arrangement is finalised, Manon meets and falls in love with the handsome Des Grieux and they flee Paris.  

Later found and tempted by Monsieur GM’s extravagant wealth, she leaves with him as his courtesan, however all is not lost in this compelling love story, as Des Grieux will appear again… 

From seduction, ambition, and greed to the persuasive power of love, this sumptuous story has been captivating audiences for more than two centuries.  

Queensland Ballet is one of only a handful of ballet companies across the world with permission to perform Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of Manon – don’t miss it!  

To celebrate his decade of artistic directorship, Li Cunxin AO returns to the stage alongside his wife, former dancer and celebrated author, Mary Li, for selected performances of Manon. Please see the Queensland Ballet website for selected performance dates.


To celebrate his decade of Artistic Directorship, Li Cunxin AO returns to the stage alongside his wife, former dancer and celebrated author, Mary Li, for selected performances of Manon

  • Thursday 29th September - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 4th October - 6.30pm
  • Thursday 6th October - 1.30pm 
“Five stars.... touching greatness, three times over" - The Guardian (The Royal Ballet 2018)

#Creatives

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Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan

Choreographer

Martin Yates

Martin Yates

Music Arrangement

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Conductor

Jacopo Pantani

Jacopo Pantani

Lighting Designer

Robert Tewsley

Robert Tewsley

Assistant Stager

Price

See full price details here.


Tuesday-Thursday

Adult from$101
Concession from$86
30 years & under from$81
Child from$60
Family from$256

Friday-Sunday

Adult from$120
Concession from$102
30 years & under from$84
Child from$72
Family from$308

Groups

Groups of 5+ from$65
School groups$35

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Fees

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Venue

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

QPAC
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St, South
Brisbane QLD 4101


Accessibility

Audio Described

Duration

2 hours and 40 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals

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  • Q&A
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Post Show Q&A

Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. These will be held on Saturday 8th October after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Group Bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website.

Audio Described Performance

This performance will be held on Saturday 8th October at 1.30pm.

Centre Stage - Seniors

Saturday 8 October 9am-10.15am

Experience ballet class and learn repertoire on stage led by Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. Features Q&A with Queensland Ballet Artistic or Production Team member, light refreshments and access to view Company dancers take their daily ballet class - more details to come.

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#Full ticket details

Tuesday-Thursday

PRIMA

$162

PREMIUM

Adult $135
Concession¹ $115
30 years and under² $108
Child³ $80
Family⁴ $344

A-RESERVE

Adult $115
Concession¹ $98
30 years and under² $92
Child³ $69
Family⁴ $292

B-RESERVE

Adult $108
Concession¹ $92
30 years and under² $86
Child³ $65
Family⁴ $276

C-RESERVE

Adult $101
Concession¹ $86
30 years and under² $81
Child³ $60
Family⁴ $256

GROUP BOOKINGS

Premium $80
A Reserve $69
B Reserve $65

Friday-Sunday

PRIMA

$192

PREMIUM

Adult $160
Concession¹ $135
30 years and under² $128
Child³ $96
Family⁴ $408

A-RESERVE

Adult $136
Concession¹ $116
30 years and under² $95
Child³ $82
Family⁴ $348

B-RESERVE

Adult $128
Concession¹ $109
30 years and under² $89
Child³ $77
Family⁴ $328

C-RESERVE

Adult $120
Concession¹ $102
30 years and under² $84
Child³ $72
Family⁴ $308

GROUP BOOKINGS

Premium $96
A Reserve $91
B Reserve $89


¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

⁴2 Adults and 2 Children, or 1 Adult and 3 Children

Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only and only available in specific Price Reserves.

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