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A history of the Nutcracker ballet

The Nutcracker is an annual institution for many ballet companies and audiences, productions reliably returning every December. Since the 1930s, it has been adapted by countless national ballets, companies, and…

Review: Twice-Born at the Scottish Ballet

The rare experience of watching two choreographers in one show is one of wonder and intensity. The Scottish Ballet’s production ‘Twice-Born’ brings together the UK premiere of Cayetano Soto’s ‘Schachmatt’…

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet

If you love ballet, and Matthew Bourne’s choreographically complex interpretations, then you will love this as one of the most ambitious, but if you love Shakespeare, and are looking for…

Review: Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire

The Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire is a magnificent, heart-wrenching depiction of loss and abuse. The dancers are charismatic forces of nature on the stage of the Festival Theatre,…

Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen

Winter has come to Edinburgh. Streets are packed with pedestrians bundled in cozy coats and scarves, icy cold air turns cheeks rosy, and, most importantly, the Scottish Ballet’s The Snow…

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…

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…

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…