The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Choreography by Peter Darrell Music by Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky ★★★★ Tchaikovsky's timeless spectacle conjures an eternal wonderment that few can rival. His synonymous piece of dance echoes through the ages, The Nutcracker, a realm of fairies and rat kings, beauty and trickles of playful joviality – and on occasion - a spot of fright. The beating … Continue reading The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/Bf4Sst2Xg3U Original Choreography & Direction for Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly Additional Choreography & Scenario by Christopher Hampson ★★★★ Camera, Lights, Action. Scottish Ballet paints the Festival Theatre in the glad rags of old Hollywood with a Parisian flair in an explosive return to the Edinburgh stage after a long-awaited tour. Unbeknownst to many, … Continue reading Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

In an expanding world where digital communications progress and develop complexities, and even intimacies, how timely that Scottish Ballet aim to rejuvenate Léo Delibes’ darkly comedic tale of mischief and identity. Evolving from Coppélia origins, UK based creators, Jess & Morgs with JeffJames' dramaturgy intend to ask what precisely it means to be mortal in … Continue reading Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/aOjBzOd7rn8 Artistic Direction by Christopher Hampson and Lez Brotherston Choreography by Christopher Hampson and Peter Darrell Written by Sam Brown ★★★★★ A creaky door, a ghost-light, and an ambition to see the sorcery which occurs beyond the crimson curtains. We’ve had peeks, perhaps even tours, but those of us outside of the secrecy and trickery … Continue reading The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

My Light Shines On – Ghost Light

Written by Hope Dickson Leach Direction of Photography by Kate Reid BSC ★★★★★ The streets may teem with life as ‘normality’ restores itself, but for many, this year will always sit as a stark reminder of the time the Festival city doused its lights for the safety of all. Well, we kept a few lights … Continue reading My Light Shines On – Ghost Light