Inspiration for the ballet, which was premiered in Paris 1841, came from two ghost stories - Victor Hugo's poem Phantoms and Heinrich Heine's On Germany.
It has become the epitome of ballet romanticism and tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis a group of supernatural women who dance men to death summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle's great love frees him from their grasp.
Award-winning choreographer, Daniel F. Job, brings his unique style to this romantic ballet, sensitively adapting and adding to the original choreography of Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Giselle is a fascinating combination of exciting score, stunning classical dance and fiery drama.
The principal roles will be danced by Jonathan Barton, Natasha Watson and Uyu Hiromoto.
On Foot -
10 minute walk from Livingston Shopping Centre and bus terminal.
Head along Almondvale Boulevard following the pedestrian signs for the Civic Centre. Walking past the entrance to the Civic Centre use the pedestrian crossing on Howden South Road, follow the path ahead through Howden Park to the Centre
Bus - 10 minute walk from the bus terminal at Livingston Shopping Centre. The closest bus stops are on Howden East and at the entrance to St John's Hospital, with both a 2 minute walk away.
Edinburgh Waverley - Livingston North
Journey time from: 23 mins (25min walk to Howden Park Centre)
Glasgow Queen Street - Livingston North
Journey time from: 41 mins (25min walk to Howden Park Centre)
- There are not many taxis available, however, you can pre-book a taxi or private car hire.
Car - From Edinburgh: M8, come off at Livingston (j3). Slip road to dual carriageway (A899).
From Glasgow: M8, come off at Livingston (j3). 1st exit off roundabout onto the dual
Dual Carriageway to Howden Park Centre
A899 towards town centre exit Almondvale junction - exit marked Craigsfarm South (brown HPC tourist sign).
At the bottom of the slip get into the right hand lane, take the 2nd exit from the roundabout.
Left hand lane at the lights and follow the brown HPC sign.
Through the roundabout to the next one (Civic Centre on your left) and take 3rd exit.
Turn left at the next Howden Park Centre sign (into Toronto Avenue). Left into Howden Park.
Follow the road to the end.
Free parking - 115 spaces (8 disabled)