Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin

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Ballet star Sergei Polunin will present a new mixed programme at The London Palladium featuring an international cast and creative team, including Polunin himself.

Since his rise through the ranks of ballet – becoming a Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet at the age of 19 and, at the invitation of Igor Zelensky (Ballet Director at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich), now also Guest Principal at Staatsballett in Munich – Sergei has sought to expand into the realm of acting and other creative endeavours.  Sergei’s story was made the subject of the documentary feature film Dancer.  He made his on-screen acting debut in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, followed by Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton.

Sergei’s Take Me To Church video, directed by David LaChapelle and set to the music of Hozier, has now amassed over 26 million views.

Sergei will perform alongside International Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg and other international cast members in a new mixed programme from 28 May to 1 June 2019.

Programme 1 will run from 28th – 30th May and will feature three one-act ballets: Fraudulent Smile, Paradox and Sacré.

Fraudulent Smile: Sergei Polunin, Johan Kobborg, Alexey Lyubimov, Dejan Kolarov, Liam Morris, Chloe Reveillon, Ionut-Andrei Dinita, Oscar Ward, Laurine Muccioli

Paradox: Alexey Lyubimov, Dejan Kolarov

Sacré: Sergei Polunin

On the 31st May and 1st June Programme 2 will feature the world premiere of Rasputin.

Rasputin: Sergei Polunin – Grigori Rasputin, Johan Kobborg – Prince Felix Yusupov (31 May, 1st evening performance), Semyon Velichko – Prince Felix Yusupov (1 June matinee perfromance), Alexey Lyubimov – Tsar Nicholas II, Elena Ilinykh – Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, Djorjde Kalenic – Tsesarevich Alexey

Fraudulent Smile is choreographed by Ross Freddie Ray to music by KROKE and will star Polunin and Johan Kobborg. Japanese dancer and choreographer Yuka Oishi has choreographed Paradox, starring Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre first soloist Alexey Lyubimov and Belgrade National Theatre first soloist Dejan Kolarov. Oishi has also choreographed Sacré – a piece of tanztheater set to Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring, and Rasputin. Sacré is a solo piece starring Sergei Polunin himself and Rasputin features a cast including Polunin and will explore the life of the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.

Polunin is also delighted to announce that haute couturist, Ulyana Sergeenko, will be designing the costumes for the world premiere of Rasputin.  Her gowns have been worn by Madonna, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna, to name a few.


Tickets start from £23.50 – £409.50
Prices displayed include an online per ticket booking fee. No booking fees in person at the Box Office.

Matinee show
Doors and bars open – 1:30pm
Act One – 2:30pm
Interval – 3:05pm
Act Two: 3:30pm
Show ends – 4:30pm

Evening shows
Doors and bars open – 6:30pm
Act One – 7:30pm
Interval – 8:05pm
Act Two – 8:30pm
Show ends – 9:30pm

Seats priced at £409.50 entitle the customer to a Meet and Greet with Sergei (please remain seated after the performance and a member of staff will escort you to the Meet and Greet ).

Seats priced at £184.50 entitle the customer to a signed poster (please present your ticket at the merchandise counter either before or after the performance to receive your signed poster).


For £35 per person, treat yourself on your next visit and enjoy:

★ Access to VIP bar with dedicated staff and facilities up to 1 hour pre-show and during interval.

★ A 125ml glass of Champagne Taittinger Brut (or drink of choice) each both pre-show and interval.

★ Savoury bar snacks

Available as an upgrade or booked with your tickets. To book, please email the hospitality team by clicking below.



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