Fathom Events invites you to experience a joyous tale when La Fille mal gardÃ©e is screened in cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, May 5. Based on an 1828 French ballet of the same name and inspired by choreographer Frederick Ashtonâs love of the Suffolk countryside, La Fille mal gardÃ©e is one of the choreographerâs most joyous creations. Ashtonâs final full-length ballet incorporates some of his most virtuosic choreography to depict a charming tale of boy meets girl. With elements of national folk dance incorporated throughout, from a Lancashire clog dance to a traditional maypole dance, this emphatically English work has remained a celebrated classic in The Royal Ballet's repertory since its successful premiere in 1960. This brilliant work features music adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand HÃ©rold's original score and colorful designs by Osbert Lancaster that reinforce the robust wit of the lively production.