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Scottish Ballet's Christmas online - The Secret Theatre


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Indeed.  I've just finished watching it, and it looks stunningly good.  Selections largely from the company's The Snow Queen and Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker, but put together to make a coherent - and charming - story, and with an interesting and non-traditional gender role reversal at the end :)  Just don't expect it to be a traditionally-filmed ballet.  It's free to watch, although they - and their partner theatres - would very much appreciate a donation.

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Much to enjoy in a production that fires the imagination combining the joy of dance and richness of theatre to create an original narrative of a boy discovering a world of colour and excitement in contrast with the grey world outside.

 

(NB Given the links currently being made in football about dementia and heading a football, having the boy head the ball repeatedly as a part of his “trick routine” may not have been a wise choice.) 

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Completely charming throughout. Highly recommended. It brought some much needed Christmas cheer. Thank you Chris Hampson, Lez Brotherston and all the dancers, musicians and production crew. 
ps did anyone notice that the snow wolves shaggy trousers were VERY similar to the shaggy Swan Lake trews worn by the male Swans in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Aha.. thank you Lez Brotherston for your brilliant designs  😍

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5 hours ago, Mandy Kent said:

ps did anyone notice that the snow wolves shaggy trousers were VERY similar to the shaggy Swan Lake trews worn by the male Swans in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

 

Yep.  Immediately I saw them :) 

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Reminder - this exceptional film ends tonight 11.59pm on Thursday 24 December. 

 

Tickets are free (donation requested) 

 

https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/the-secret-theatre

 

For those of us in the US, you can donate tax-advantaged https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/support/individual-support/us-giving

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