Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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For more than 40 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance.

Established New York, the Trocks are now loved world-wide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 18 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female!

Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude however, what makes this company extraordinarily special is their immaculate technique, daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing. 

Post-Show Q&A after the 2.30pm performance 
With members of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (duration: 20 minutes)

Swan Lake Act II

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography after Lev Ivanovich Ivanov
Costumes by Mike Gozales
Décor by Jason Courson
Lighting by Kip Marsh


Interval 20 minutes


Pas de Deux and/or
Patterns in Space

Choreography after Merce Cunningham
Taped Music by Andrew Franck
Live Music after John Cage
Costumes by Ken Busbin
Lighting by Tricia Toliver


Music by Cesare Pugni
Choreography after Marius Petipa
Staged by Elena Kunikova
Costumes by David Tetrault
Lighting by Kip Marsh


Interval 20 minutes



Music by Ludwig Minkus
Choreography after Marius Petipa
Stage by Elena Kunikova
Costumes and Décor by Mike Gonzales
Lighting by Kip Marsh

“Tutu delicious!”

Sunday Times

“If you’re looking for a happy night out, it’s hard to beat the Trocks”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Times

“All hail the drag queens of ballet! They are drop-dead fabulous and an international treasure”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stage

“Not to be missed”

★ ★ ★ ★ Financial Times
  • Duration: 2hr 13mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £30-£38



Children/Students: £4 off (not in Dress Circle)