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Scottish Ballet to tour Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling – a show for the Trainspotting generation

A ballet with a Trainspotting twist is coming to Glasgow this week.

The Scottish Ballet production of Matthew’s Bourne’s Highland Fling opens at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday 4th April.

Known as a ‘romantic wee ballet’, the show is a re-imagining of La Sylphide.

The fresh and funny adaptation takes the classical ballet and places it modern-day Glasgow, complete with gallows humour, nightclubs, debauchery… and lots of tartan.

As well as gracing theatres in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Highland Fling will also be brought to local communities across Scotland, popping up at venues in Lerwick, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Oban.

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, Scottish Ballet (Andy Ross)

Christopher Hampson, CEO and artistic director of Scottish Ballet, said the company is ‘really excited’ for the dancers to perform for audiences who often miss out on large-scale events.

He said: “We are really excited to be bringing Highland Fling to local communities across Scotland, who are often unable to experience our full-scale productions.

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a bewitching Celtic fairy tale

“Logistically it is no small feat – transporting our full set, costumes, props, technical and artistry teams, and of course our dancers – however our partnership with Loganair is making this all possible.

“We are honoured to be the only company apart from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures who can perform Highland Fling, a production that is swiftly achieving cult ballet status, and hope audiences enjoy this fun performance as much as we do presenting it”.

 

Tour Dates:

Theatre Royal, Glasgow 4-7 April 2018

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 10-14 April 2018

Clickimin Main Hall, Lerwick 21-22 April 2018

Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall 25 – 26 April 2018

Atlantis Leisure, Oban 29-30 April 2018

Lewis Sports Centre, Stornoway 3-4 May 2018

www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/highland-fling