What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence?

Scottish Ballet presents its most ambitious production yet – a jaw-dropping, contemporary rework of Coppélia that took the Edinburgh International Festival by storm, wowing critics and audiences alike.  

This thrilling new version of the ballet, which tells the story of Silicon Valley’s hottest new inventor Dr Coppélius and his latest AI creation ‘Coppélia’, is choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright (known as Jess and Morgs), building on their previous award-wining film works for Scottish Ballet, Tremble and The Secret Theatre.
 
Expect Jess and Morgs’ trademark humour, with sharp, witty solos, beautiful pas de deux and exhilarating full ensemble scenes paired with cinematic live projections. The original Delibes score is reimagined as part of an extraordinary new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P Atkinson, performed live with vigour by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Breaking down the boundaries of dance, theatre and film, this pioneering new adaptation will warp audiences’ sense of reality, leaving them wondering what is real and what is artificial, as they are lured into Dr Coppelius’ world of robots and clones.

Running time: The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes (no interval).

#SBCoppelia

‘★★★★★ Thrilling...full of infectious energy’

The Telegraph

‘★★★★★ Ambitious and punchy…a ground-breaking production’

The Scotsman

‘★★★★★ A bold, provocative, truly trail-blazing production’

The Herald

‘★★★★★ A blistering, glossy blockbuster’

The List

We're delighted that Coppélia was shortlisted for the 2021 FEDORA Ballet Prize. The FEDORA Platform showcases and supports excellence and renewal in the field of opera and ballet, with a mission to increase accessibility and reach out to a wider audience.

COPPÉLIA - REHEARSALS
COPPÉLIA - BEHIND THE SCENES
COPPÉLIA - PERFORMANCE

ADD TO YOUR THEATRE EXPERIENCE

Twice during the performance a voiceover is heard, over the music, of an interview taking place between journalist Swanhilda and Dr Coppelius. We have a written copy of the script available for those with hearing impairments. If you require access to this, please contact lorna.murray@scottishballet.co.uk

For those with visual impairments, find out more about what the Audio Described performance involves.


Credits

  • Direction & ChoreographyMorgann
    Runacre-Temple
    &
    Jessica
    Wright
  • Dramaturgy & Written TextJeff
    James
  • MusicLéo
    Delibes,
    Mikael
    Karlsson,
    Michael
    P
    Atkinson
  • Set & LightingBengt
    Gomér
  • Projection & VideoWill
    Duke
  • CostumesAnnemarie
    Woods
  • Associate Projection & VideoHayley
    Egan
  • Art DirectionSami
    Fendall

We warmly acknowledge and thank the patrons who have generously supported Coppélia through our Five in Five Campaign

Places, Dates & Times

  • Glasgow

    Theatre Royal

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    Coppélia Talk Ballet

    ​Enhance your experience of Coppélia with a pre-show talk.

    £2
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    Performance

    Post show discussion

    Stay on after the performance to join members of our artistic team and dancers for a free 20 minute Q&A session. This session will be BSL Interpreted.

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    Coppélia Audio Description & Touch Tour

    Enhancing a performance for the visually impaired

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  • Aberdeen

    His Majesty's Theatre

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    Coppélia Talk Ballet

    ​Enhance your experience of Coppélia with a pre-show talk.

    £2
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    Performance

    Post show discussion

    Stay on after the performance to join members of our artistic team and dancers for a free 20 minute Q&A session. This session will be BSL Interpreted.

    Book Now
    Coppélia Audio Description & Touch Tour

    Enhancing a performance for the visually impaired

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  • Inverness

    Eden Court

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    Coppélia Talk Ballet

    ​Enhance your experience of Coppélia with a pre-show talk.

    £2
    Book Now
    Performance

    Post show discussion

    Stay on after the performance to join members of our artistic team and dancers for a free 20 minute Q&A session. This session will be BSL Interpreted.

    Book Now
    Coppélia Audio Description & Touch Tour

    Enhancing a performance for the visually impaired

    Book Now
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