Dame Gillian Lynne Remembered

Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Lynne DBE was a noted ballerina choreographer actress, director, dancer and actress. Born in Bromley London on 20 February 1926 Gillian’s gift for dancing was discovered by a doctor. She had been under-performing at school, so her mother took her to the doctor and explained about her fidgeting and lack of focus. After hearing everything her mother said, the doctor told Lynne that he needed to talk to her mother privately for a moment. He turned on the radio and walked out. He then encouraged her mother to look at Lynne, who was dancing to the radio. The doctor noted that she was a dancer, and encouraged Lynne’s mother to take her to dance school. Gillian’s artistry led to a varied career unparalleled by many of her contemporaries her choreographic talents saw her contribute to shows on both side of the Atlantic with some of theatres biggest names. … Read more

Dance Opera and comedy at forefront of Storyhouse Spring Season 2018

English Touring Opera Gianna Schicchi

Following its recent opening Storyhouse Chester has revealed the first shows in its Spring Season for 2018, with major names in opera, comedy and dance coming to the new venue. The Saint Petersburgh Classic Ballet under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya will make its debut from 16 to 18 February with Giselle and Swan Lake. These two incredibly romantic ballets are sure to delight dance fans. Two favourite comedians are bringing their solo shows to Storyhouse. TV favourite Sarah Millican brings her show Control Enthusiast, a frank, funny and unapologetically filthy look at the comedienne’s need for control on Thursday 22 February 2018. David Baddiel will bring his Olivier Award-nominated My Family: Not The Sitcom about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media and gay cats to Storyhouse direct from the West End. Strictly Come Dancing‘s Brendan Cole and his guest dancers bringing his latest Latin and … Read more

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