Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

Choreography 2020

The Cellist


Inspired by the extraordinary life-force and musicianship of Jacqueline du Pre.

Premiere: 17th Feb 2020 for The Royal Ballet (Main Stage, Royal Opera House, London)

The performance was relayed to over 1000 cinemas worldwide and will be later produced on a DVD.

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Music: Philip Feeney incorporating Elgar, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Faure, Schubert and others

Set Design: Hildegard Bechtler

Costume Design: Bregje van Balen

Light Design: Jon Clark

Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Tattersall

Length: 58 mins approx

Cast: 25-30 dancers (3 principal roles originally created by Lauren Cuthbertson, Marcelino Sambe, Matthew Ball)

"Magical, supremely romantic (Romantic, even) and stirring right from the start, The Cellist is a supreme case in point. A many-sided love story and love letter…Marston never les accuracy get in the way of truth…the stage pulsates with life, and the hour-long piece mostly zips by with tremendous speed, almost like an incredibly details, emotionally overpowering dream."
The Telegraph

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