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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.


1 hour and 20 minutes (no interval)


£43.50 - £18.50



★★★★★ ‘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

★★★★★ ‘An electrifying production…completely innovative’ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ ‘absolutely mesmerising… [a] gorgeous, inventive sci-fi extravaganza.’ FestMag

★★★★★ ‘Everything about this production is stunning’ Wee Review

★★★★★ ‘wonderful and inspirationally re-imagined for contemporary times’ Arts Review Edinburgh

★★★★★ ‘a crowning achievement in adaptation’ Reviews Hub



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