La Fille mal gardée - Regional Tour

25 August — 16 September, Queensland Regional Tour

This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.


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 of 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.

Regional Community Workshops

Queensland Ballet’s EdSquad will be on the road across regional Queensland from June to September.

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Children’s Auditions

Dance students aged 5 – 12 years of age are invited to perform alongside the Company throughout regional Queensland in August and September 2017.

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After selected performances, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.



Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.



A co-production with West Australian Ballet.


Regional performances will be performed to recorded music.



Choreographer Marc Ribaud
Composer Ferdinand Hérold/John Lanchbery
Recording by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Conducted by John Lanchbery
Costume Designer Lexi De Silva
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell
Set Designer Richard Roberts


  • Friday 25 August — 7:30pm Fri 25 Aug — 7:30pm
    Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
  • Wednesday 30 August — 7:30pm Wed 30 Aug — 7:30pm
    Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
  • Friday 8 September — 7:30pm Fri 8 Sep — 7:30pm
    The Arts Centre Gold Coast
  • Saturday 9 September — 1:30pm Sat 9 Sep — 1:30pm
    The Arts Centre Gold Coast
  • Saturday 9 September — 7:30pm Sat 9 Sep — 7:30pm
    The Arts Centre Gold Coast
  • Friday 15 September — 7:30pm Fri 15 Sep — 7:30pm
    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
  • Saturday 16 September — 7:30pm Sat 16 Sep — 7:30pm
    Empire Theatre, Toowoomba


See individual venue websites for details.


Queensland Regional Tour

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