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The Two Pigeons

Nao Sakuma as the Young Girl and Robert Parker as the Young Man; photo: Bill Cooper

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The Two Pigeons introductory notes
Studio rehearsal video, June 2009

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The Two Pigeons

What's it about?
The Two Pigeons is a gentle story of young love. Tempted to stray from his idyllic life, a young artist is desperate to stretch his wings and when a band of gypsies arrives he follows them to their camp. His fiancée is left to pine for her missing companion. But as in all good stories, the young man realises his mistake and returns to his true love.

Not to be missed. Why?
With its extraordinary finale that includes two live pigeons on stage, Frederick Ashton’s gentle love story often takes your breath away, but always speaks to the heart.

These are the Company’s first performances of the ballet since its triumphant sell-out performances in New York.


Performance length


Approx 1 hours and 25 minutes

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Storyguide


ACT I  |  ACT II
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Credits


Music André Messager
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Design Jacques Dupont
Lighting Mark Jonathan


World premiere


The Royal Ballet Touring Company, 14 February 1961, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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