Live ballet screening

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A CINEMA on Wearside hosted a live screening of a Royal Ballet performance.

The Empire Cinema in Sunderland city centre showed the lavish production of La Fille mal gardee, which was broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in London last night.

La Fille mal gardee, or The Wayward Daughter, is a tale of young love set in a rural scene and is renowned for being the company’s comic ballet.

Empire Cinemas’ other recent events have included a live screening of The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, Frankenstein from the National Theatre, Faithless: Passing The Baton Live from Brixton Academy, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sleeping Beauty and Alfie: The Bring Him Home Tour.