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

National Youth Ballet of Great Britain announce 30th Anniversary Season

National Youth Ballet 2017 Season

For its 30th Anniversary Season, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain (“The NYB”) will present Time in Motion, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a company of young dancers aged 8-18 from across the UK. Time in Motion will encompass seven short ballets that together will make a compelling journey through time. Highlights include Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson’s abstract ballet Carnival set to Saint-Saëns’s humorous score; Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist Jonathan Payn’s classical work IKEN inspired by the Suffolk landscape; a new narrative work by New Adventures Associate Director Etta Murfitt inspired by the Dream Ballet from Oklahoma; and Aspirations, a piece by English National Ballet School’s Director of Dance Samira Saidi. The Beyond Ballet platform also returns, offering emerging choreographers the opportunity to devise, develop and showcase new works at a professional level. … Read more

The Red Shoes Extends UK Tour

New Adventures The Red Shoes UK Tour

New Adventures have announced that due to popular demand new dates have been added to the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes. The Red Shoes will now also play the Sheffield Lyceum, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Wycombe Swan, and Liverpool Empire. Due to unprecedented popularity, the tour will also return to The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. Opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in November 2016, the World Premiere tour of The Red Shoes is now five weeks into a sold out eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells where it has received rave reviews.The production is also sold out in Woking and Birmingham with limited availability at venues thoughout February – Milton Keynes and Norwich. For further information on the tour and tour dates visit The Red Shoes UK Tour Page

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour – 10th Anniversary Tickets Now On Sale

Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour 2016

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country! Tickets for the UK Tour are now on sale. BBC One’s hugely popular entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens later this month with a new exciting celebrity line-up and a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave audiences spellbound. And Strictly’s Live Tour is no different – this must-see event for fans of all ages brings the magic of the TV show to an arena near you. This year’s tour will star TV Judges Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood. They will be joined on the judging panel by former Strictly professional dancer and winner of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy. The tour will also feature a brand new host, Countryfile’s Anita Rani, who was a semi-finalist in … Read more

UK Premiere of An American In Paris Coming To The Dominion Theatre

Book now for An American In Paris at the Dominion Theatre

It was announced today that Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical An American In Paris will open at London’s Dominion Theatre in March 2017. An American In Paris is inspired by the Oscar Winning film of the same name with timeless music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war… Following their success on Broadway, Robert Fairchild (a New York City Ballet Principal dancer) will play Jerry Mulligan and British Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope will play Lise Dassin. These acclaimed, award-winning stars, who will be making their West End debuts, will lead a company … Read more

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty UK Tour 2016

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Uk Tour

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Bourne’s new scenario introduced several characters not seen in Petipa’s famous Ballet or Grimm’s fairy tale. This imaginary kingdom is ruled over by King Benedict and Queen Eleanor. Princess Aurora’s romantic interest is not a Prince, but the royal gamekeeper, Leo. Representing the central forces of good and evil are Count Lilac (“the King of the Fairies”) and the Dark Fairy Carabosse. Bourne has also created the character of Caradoc, the sinister but charming son of Carabosse. Princess Aurora’s Fairy Godparents are characterised by their names – Ardor, Hibernia, Autumnus, Feral and Tantrum. Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty premiered in 2012, and was the fastest selling production in the company’s history. Sleeping Beauty was … Read more

Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour 2016

Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour 2016

We are pleased to be bringing you ticketing information for the Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour 2016. It’s time to dust off the glitterballs and polish the judges’ paddles, as the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back and promises to be more thrilling than ever before! The fearsome threesome themselves, Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli will be reunited for the 2016 tour so waltz into the new year with a spring in your step and join us for one of the highlights of the showbiz calendar! Many of your much-loved celebrity dancers and their professional partners will reunite on a supersized ballroom floor, competing for your votes in the hope of lifting the famous glitterball trophy. With thrilling dancing and acrobatics; breathtaking costumes; amazing choreography and incredible live music from the fabulous Strictly band, this is an entertainment extravaganza not to be missed. Book your tickets … Read more

201 Dance Company Launch Kickstarter Campaign

201 Dance Company

201 Dance Company have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help take their new show Smother to the Edinburgh Fringe. 201 Dance Co is a new company bringing together experienced artists and producers to create daring new work that is socially responsive and accessible. The company was founded by Andrea Walker who began his dancing career in Rome, Italy aged 14. The company’s ethos centres around creating challenging dance-theatre that crosses urban and contemporary genres. We are driven to confront controversial issues and challenge social prejudices, and through ‘If You Leave’ will begin to partner with advocacy and outreach charities to use exceptional dance theatre as a vehicle for engaging audiences in topical social issues. The company is seeking financial assistance to cover costs including rehearsal space, costumes, lights and travel to Edinburgh Fringe. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 201 DANCE COMPANY’S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN.

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