Touring throughout Scotland, Matthew Bourne puts his own interpretation on what’s affectionately called a romantic wee ballet to present a production of “La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation” – Highland Fling.
Photo Credit: Andy Ross
Originally produced in 1994 by Olivier Award winning Matthew Bourne, Highland Fling is an exciting combination of Scottish humour and classical ballet. With many Scottish references, particularly the set and the costumes designed by Lez Brotherston, a witty nod is given to The Krankies and Sean Connery whilst the dancers perform in tartan kilts, biker boots and leather jackets.
Showing his enthusiasm for undertaking the tour, CEO/Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet Christopher Hampson said, ‘We are really excited to be bringing Highland Fling to local communities across Scotland, who are often unable to experience our full-scale productions. Logistically it is no small feat – transporting our full set, costumes, props, technical and artistry teams, and of course our dancers – however our partnership with Loganair is making this all possible. We are honoured to be the only company apart from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures who can perform Highland Fling, a production that is swiftly achieving cult ballet status, and hope audiences enjoy this fun performance as much as we do presenting it’.
4 – 7 April 2018: Theatre Royal, Glasgow
10 – 14 April 2018: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
21 – 22 April 2018: Clickminim Mail Hall, Lerwick
25 – 26 April 2018: Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
29 – 30 April 2018: Atlantis Leisure, Oban
3 – 4 May: Lewis Sports Centre, Stornaway.
★★★★ ‘Wit, elegance and startling energy…’ The Telegraph
‘This is one of the funniest, funkiest, most irresistibly infectious ballets I have ever had the delight to sit through’ Daily Mail
‘Uplifting, tender, hilarious’ Huffington Post
Tickets at: Scottish Ballet