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Review: The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling is a fascinating blend of history, intrigue, and tragedy. The show is aesthetically stunning with an equally entertaining storyline full of mistresses, political mayhem, and murder. Audiences will undoubtedly find the true story of  Prince Rudolph, the deranged crown prince of Austria-Hungary, to be thought-provoking.  Crown Prince Rudolph […]

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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a beautifully revised Christmas classic

As the Christmas Markets reopen and mince pie is back on the shelves, it is once again The Nutcracker season in the year of ballet companies. The first tour of Scottish Ballet since Covid-19 pandemic began, The Nutcracker offers a delightful getaway from the cold and wet streets of Edinburgh into a Victorian fairy tale from 1st till 29th December. Countless […]

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Starstruck – Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Undoubtedly, Starstruck is a triumphant return to the stage for the Scottish Ballet. The hour-long production is tantalizingly short, yet still successfully transports its audience into a fantastical world full of visual delights.  First and foremost, Gene Kelley’s choreography is great fun. While quite different from traditional classical ballet, its charm comes from its […]

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Scottish Dance Theatre’s Process Day & The Circle at Festival Theatre

On Wednesday, Scottish Dance Theatre came to Festival Theatre to present for one night only Process Day & The Circle, two acts of contemporary dance performed by a group of 12 dancers to a striking electronic score. Process Day is abstract and stunning. Through intense contortion and movement, it is able to express a kind […]

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

On the penultimate stop of their long 2018 tour, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a well-anticipated breath of fresh air at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Here, a full house awaits the imaginative performance from the all-male troupe. Now in their 43rd year, ‘The Trocks’ bring legend in their wake, a unique mix of comedic routine, […]

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

This 2018 revival of Bourne’s 1995 reimagining of the classic Swan Lake goes above and beyond expectations. The already familiar substitution of the female corps-de-ballet with all-male swans seems no less revolutionary today than it was 25 years ago. All images of graceful and dainty women in glittering costumes are forgotten as the bare-chested and […]

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The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet have a very rich tapestry of performances to their name. With a reputation for adapting recognisable and beloved literature into stunning ballet performances, they often reimagine stories for the first time. Their repertoire includes works such as Jane Eyre (2017), 1984 (2016) and The Great Gatsby (2013). This modern and subversive approach to […]