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Cunning Little Vixen (UK Tour)


This bittersweet fairy tale is an emotional journey reflecting on the nature of life, the cycle of birth and death and the connection between the human and animal worlds. Janáček’s playful folk-infused melodies burst with energy, as it returns to charm audiences with this celebrated classic.


Reviving one of his most favourite dance principal roles as the Dragonfly, Stefanos Dimoulas,


Director: Sir David Pountney

Associate Director/Choreographer: Elaine Tyler-Hall

Original Choreographer: Stuart Hopps

Set and Costume Designer: Maria Björnson

Lighting Designer: Nick Chelton

Conductors: Andrew Gourlay, Oliver Rundell

Cast: Elin Pritchard, Heather Lowe, Paul Nilon, Henry Waddington, Callum Thorpe, James Rutherford, Richard Burkhard, Lucy Burns, Paul Gibson, Kamil Bień, James Davies, Hazel Croft, Campbell Russell, Miranda Bevin, Claire Pascoe, Stuart Laing, Sofia Livotov, Kathryn Stevens, Kathryn Sharpe



  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
  • Theatre Royal, Newcastle
  • Hull New Theatre