This is coming back to The Lowry for another week in July so Ive booked.
My first ever ballet!
Oh Burly, I saw it a few weeks ago and it was mesmerising!
The scene where the Shoemaker taunts, tempts and teases Vicky with the Red Shoes in the the 1st act gave me goose bumps! It was simply stunning but the 2nd act ended far too soon. I've already booked to see Cinderella next March, again in Bristol.
Matthew Bourne does a Ballet version of the seminal Archers film. BALLET! BALLET! BALLET! Yes, for the first time ever I went to the ballet - so that's another one to tick off the bucket list. And indeed it seems everyone else was at the ballet too, first time I've ever seen the Festival sold out with all levels open and there was a rousing standing ovation at the end that seemed to last forever, and very well deserved it was too.
For those who don't know its played out to the music of Bernard Herrmann. And it works - its effectively a silent movie version of the film with some of the most historic music in film history used as the background to the on stage action. But not any of the Hitchcock scores - certainly recognised some Citizen Kane and there were sections from Fahrenheit 451 and The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
I've no idea if the actual ballet was any good as its not really my artform but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Red Shoes Ballet scene was a superb combination of dance, choreography and music.
Only complaint would be that the first act is around 70 minutes but the second only half and hour.