Gainsborough: See the majesty of the Bolshoi at the Arts Theatre

Live from Moscow, the splendour of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to Gainsborough this weekend with a production of The Legend of Love.

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shireen, is dying.

The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shireen her beauty.

The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shireen falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad.

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence.

The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works.

And its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

The performance takes place on Sunday (26th October) at 3pm.

Tickets priced £15 are available now from the box office on 01427 676655 or online at www.