ROH: Like Water for Chocolate

Dir: Christopher Wheeldon
Cast: Francesca Hayward, Marcelino Sambé
180mins   2022   UK   12A   

A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Taleinto dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.

The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story in to an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.

3 hours and 10 minutes (including one interval)


Thu 19 January


Sun 22 January