St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

ballet in two acts

Scottish Ballet (Glasgow)

James: Christopher Harrison
Sylph: Sophie Martin
Effie: Luciana Ravizzi
Gurn: Andrew Peasgood
Madge: Brenda Lee Grech
Robbie: Nicholas Shoesmith
Dorty: Sophie Laplane
Angus: Daniel Davidson
Jeannie: Amy Hadley
Ewan: Victor Zarallo
Morag: Constance Devernay
Gladys: Jamiel Laurence

Music of the ballet La Sylphide by Herman Severin von Løvenskjold
Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Set and Costume Designer: Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Sound Design: Paul Groothius
Assistant Director: Etta Murfitt

"Highland Fling is a ‘romantic wee ballet’ originally produced in 1994 by Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne.
Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a wonderfully imaginative reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide with a wickedly wry Scotch twist. Highland Fling follows the antics of James – a young Scot with sex and love and rock and roll on his mind. Recently married to his beloved Effie, his addiction to excess finds him in the fateful company of a beguiling gothic fairy. As his love for the strange and beautiful sylph becomes an obsession, he embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a magical world beyond reality and reason".
The Independent

Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes
The performance has one interval

Chekhov International Theater Festival
with support of Ministry Culture of the Russian Federation and the British Council
Regional Fund in support of Chekhov International Theatre
Festival within UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014

Сеждународный театральный фестиваль им. А.П. Чехова

 Россия-Великобритания   British Council МИД  

SG   With support of the Scottish Government

Age category 16+

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