Review: The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen marks the culmination in a string of events celebrating fifty years of the Scottish Ballet, and it did the job beautifully. The narrative is newly created in a collaboration between designer Lez Brotherston and director Christopher Hampson. Add to this the compelling score; tailored by Richard Honner, from over thirty works by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov including The Snow Maiden – and what’s delivered is an inspired new creation that feels distinctly fresh.

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Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time indeed: much has changed over the centuries since this folk tale first appeared in the early 1500s and it has been through several evolutions: from Perrault’s classic retelling in 1697, to Angela Carter’s feminist-angled iteration ?The Tiger’s Bride in 1979, and to the slightly-modernised Disney film in 2017.

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