Scottish Ballet: The Scandal at Mayerling
MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK for the first time outside of London. Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere of The Scandal at Mayerling is not to be missed.
At the royal Mayerling hunting lodge, Crown Prince Rudolf is found shot dead alongside his teenage mistress. We rewind the clock to watch this desperate young man, the heir to the throne, plunge into his own paranoia. Trapped by the stifling opulence of the Habsburg court, Rudolf’s mental turmoil envelops all those around him. In a series of increasingly intense duets with his mother, his wife, and his mistress, Rudolf descends deeper into his obsession with death, and hurtles towards tragedy.