Scottish Ballet is proud to present Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling and we have beautiful rehearsal photos to show you before the opening at Theatre Royal, Glasgow (4-7 April).
Affectionately known as a romantic wee ballet, this is Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation – a classical ballet set in modern-day Glasgow with a humorous dark gothic twist.
Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet 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’.
Highland Fling was originally produced in 1994 by Olivier Award-winner Matthew Bourne and is a wonderfully imaginative re-working of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide and it is the perfect combination of Scottish wit and classical ballet.
Highland Fling has many Scottish references particularly the set and costumes designed by Lez Brotherston who gives a comical nod to The Krankies and Sean Connory and sees the Scottish Ballet dancers wearing tartan kilts, leather jackets and biker boots.
Scottish Ballet continues the tour across Scotland visiting:
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (10-14 April), Clickminim Main Hall, Lerwick (21-22 April), Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall (25-26 April), Atlantis Leisure, Oban (29-30 April) and Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway (3-4 May) and is the first time Scotland’s national dance company has taken a full-scale production to these Highland & Island locations.