Royal Ballet

Like Water for Chocolate

In Cinemas 11, 12, 14 & 15 Feb 2023
Conductor
Koen Kessels
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Francesca Hayward (Tita), Marcelino Sambé (Pedro), Laura Morera (Mama Elena), Mayara Magri (Rosaura), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Gertrudis), Cesar Corrales (Juan Alejandrez), Matthew Ball (Dr John Brown), Gary Avis (Don Pasqual), Christina Arestis (Nacha), Isabella Gasparini (Chencha)
Music
Jody Talbot
Choreography
Christopher Wheeldon
Designs
Bob Crowley
Duration
Approx. 2h45 including interval
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 9 Jun 2022
Official Event Listing

Ballet in three acts (2022)

Special Valentine's Day evening screenings (6.30pm Tue 14 Feb) at participating venues!

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

Journey into Laura Esquivel’s captivating family saga of food and forbidden passions (also the inspiration for Alfonso Arau’s multi award-winning 1992 film) where Tita (Francesca Hayward) falls in love with Pedro (Marcelino Sambé) but is unable to marry him as she must instead care for her mother (Laura Morera). Tita's emotions spill out through her cooking, and influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways...

ROH Guidance: Suitable for ages 12+