The Phoenix Picturehouse is offering a season of live ballet transmissions of the Bolshoi Ballet, from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.  First up this autumn is the Bolshoi’s acclaimed signature work, Spartacus on Sunday 20th October.  Captured by the Roman army, Spartacus and Phrygia are condemned to slavery. After becoming a gladiator, Spartacus foments a legendary rebellion.  This grandiose epic is one of composer Aram Khachaturian’s most famous works, and has been considered one of the greatest ballets in the Bolshoi repertoire since the 1960s, notably providing two great roles for generations of male dancers, the heroic Spartacus and charismatic villain Crassus.  A production with spectacular choreography and dancing, Yuri Grigorovich’s version remains the most critically acclaimed.

Music: Aram Khachaturyan

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Performance:  Sunday 20th October, 4.00pm

Full price £20, Members £13, Concessions £15

Online booking:  http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Phoenix_Picturehouse/film/Bolshoi_Spartacus/

Running time :  3 hrs 15 mins

The show time given is the curtain-up time; doors open 15 minutes earlier.