Re-scheduling of our 2020 Season - Scottish Ballet Due to the ongoing restrictions around maintaining social distancing we have, in consultation with our touring theatres, taken the difficult decision to reschedule our winter tour of The Nutcracker to 2021/22. Edinburgh Theatre Scoops Five Awards in 2020 CATS. Please consider making an optional donation to support the making of this film. Scottish Ballet blends The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen in an hour-long film full of twinkle and charm . Book your free ticket for an unforgettable Christmas experience, as we bring the magic of the theatre right into your home. The Secret Theatre will premiere on Monday 21 December at 6pm and will be available to view until 11.59pm on Thursday 24 December. Discover what we'll be doing on stage and off. “But at the same time we have to make sure that the performers, crew and musicians are safe. They are wearing face masks all day - the never take them off is when they have to do a take. We launched our 2020 season over four days in four cities across Scotland. Scottish Ballet’s first feature-length film, The Secret Theatre, premieres online tonight.Created by Christopher Hampson, the company’s chief executive and artistic director, and his long-term In this spectacular, feature-length film, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas. Book your free tickets now.! Please register or log in to comment on this article. He wanders through the auditorium, where rows of velvet chairs, draping curtains and chandeliers seem to lie in lonely wait for audiences to return. Coronavirus update: Join us for online events, classes and award-winning films. We launched our 2020 season over four days in four cities across Scotland. Visiting Edinburgh. Christmas. Mon 21 Dec 2020 07.56 EST This year has been a test of creativity and nerve for the dance sector (and everybody else), with Christmas its crunch point. ★★★★☆ Christmas treat. (All times are GMT), ‘★★★★★ Scottish Ballet has unveiled a dazzling new feature film capturing all that’s good about live performance’, ‘The Secret Theatre comes across as a Victorian toybox full of rich, endless surprises ... a wholly inventive new approach to dance on film, accessible for a family audience’. Eden Court, Inverness: 29 January-1 February 2020 . Search. Stephen McGinty. Scottish Ballet has revealed it is to make a festive feature film to make up for having to call off its flagship winter production. Discover what we'll be doing on stage and off. "We’ve been working on The Secret Theatre since July and it’s a huge project. We launched our 2020 season over four days in four cities across Scotland. The Secret Theatre features the choreography of Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell and CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, co-directed for the screen by Jess & Morgs. Press alt + / to open this menu. Scottish Ballet have released details of their 2020-21 programme that includes the world premiere of a reimagined production of Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling and sees the company visit London, New York and Washington DC, besides touring throughout Scotland.. It’s not a film of an existing ballet, as we usually see at this time of year, but a ballet feature film – something made just for the camera and in which the camera is … Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. Please note, Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker was rescheduled from Christmas 2020 to Christmas 2021 due to Covid-19. Jump to. Facebook. We are delighted to be working with our partner theatres to offer a special programme of talks and workshops, tailored to the communities we tour to. Search. But as we are working at a time of the pandemic there’s been another layer of challenges on top as well. The Secret Theatre may not entirely make up for missing a Christmas trip to the ballet but succeeds impressively on its own terms.. Theatre and ballet will be stepping into Christmas — and Scottish living rooms this festive period Theatre is being beamed into living rooms this festive season. Football and ballet rarely rub shoulders, but if there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. By Brian Ferguson Monday, 19th October 2020, 1:00 pm Mary Brennan. Making a film is incredibly complex anyway, especially for a theatrical company such as ours. This glittering new production is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen. Scottish Ballet online. Available on Scottish Ballet’s website from 6pm Monday December 21. tickets free, bookable up to 5pm December 24. What's New? "It’s been incredibly well planned. A family-friendly seasonal ballet has characterised Scottish Ballet’s winter programming for decades. Much-loved characters from Scottish Ballet’s festive repertoire, including The Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker will be brought back to life, along with acrobats, clowns and ballerinas. If you booked after 5.30pm (GMT) on 21 December, the link will be in your order confirmation email. Accessibility Help. With the pantomime season sadly cancelled for 2020, this outdoor entertainment offers a magical treat for all the family. But Scottish Ballet has never shied away from a challenge, and in September 2020 a brand new production of the ballet will open in Edinburgh. If you have tickets booked or reserved, your tickets will be automatically transferred, and a member of our Box Office will be in touch with your new ticket details. We really wanted to make everything we have – our props, our customes, our sets, our musicians – come alive at Christmas time to show everything that is amazing about theatre. Beyond: an … Scottish Ballet have come up with a delightfully life-affirming present to blow away the Covid blues this Christmas. The Secret Theatre: icy worlds collide in Scottish Ballet's euphoric Christmas show By Graham Watts, 22 December 2020 Many excellent dance films have premiered during the pandemic but they have invariably been filmed dances rather than feature films enhanced by the medium of dance. In a deserted city, a young boy stumbles into a theatre. It was an easy decision because Christopher Hampson’s Snow Queen impressed many … Streamed premiere on 21 Dec 2020 and available online until 24 December 2020 www.scottishballet.co.uk. We’re not really thinking about any significant live experiences happening until the spring.”. You can book a ticket right up until 5pm on Thursday 24 December. Highlight of the season is The Scandal at Mayerling, a reimagining of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet by Gary Harris and Christopher Hampson with … Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? Starring characters from our most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when the theatre bursts into life. It’s far more complex than just letting audiences in. It will premiere online from 21 December. Christopher Hampson, the company’s artistic director, said: “We always do an extensive tour over the winter and I know that many people rely on dance and ballet at that time of year. Mr Hampson added: “Of course, people want to congregate and share an experience and watch something magical at Christmas. “We’re going to work with the Scottish Government and work with the other national companies to pilot schemes and events when we can when it is safe but the meantime we need to keep creating things. The Snow Queen was the jewel in the crown of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year. Free online (donation requested) This Christmas, Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of the theatre right into your home. Through the West Gate, a choral rendition of Joy to the World will put you in festive mood as you stroll past a meadow of giant snowballs like sparkling Christmas Tree baubles. Featuring generous helpings of Peter Darrell’s choreography for The Nutcracker and Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen, this is a box of Christmas delights. Please note, Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker was rescheduled from Christmas 2020 to Christmas 2021 due to Covid-19. Tickets here. The storyline is aimed at highlighting how much the magic of live theatre is being missed during the pandemic. Posted December 22, 2020 Much to enjoy in a production that fires the imagination combining the joy of dance and richness of theatre to create an original narrative of a boy discovering a world of colour and excitement in contrast with the grey world outside. If you have tickets booked or reserved, your tickets will be automatically transferred, and a member of our Box Office will be in touch with your new ticket details. Swan Lake Cancellation. We’re going to be in a difficult, challenging situation for some time. Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen ★★★★ Glasgow, Theatre Royal 16 January 2020, mat & eve www.scottishballet.co.uk. December 20, 2020 Brett Herriot. Latest News. “I felt we needed to offer the whole country a way to share in that this year. When I saw The Snow Queen during its premiere run in Edinburgh, I made a pact with myself to try and see it again later in the tour with different casts and also to see how it bedded down. Scottish Ballet Ice Ickles Suitable for wee ones aged around 3-4 years (and their grown ups), these festive dance workshops are inspired by Scottish Ballet's new Christmas film The Secret Theatre . Due to the ongoing restrictions around maintaining social distancing we have, in consultation with our theatre partners, taken the difficult decision to cancel our tour of Swan Lake, which had been originally … #SBNutcracker ‘★★★★★ A perfect Christmas treat for all ages’ The Herald ‘★★★★★ Radiating joy and warmth from start to finish’ All Edinburgh Theatre ‘★★★★’ The … When you watch it you will feel like you’re watching the entire company, but we’ve been filming it in little groups. The World premiere of The Secret Theatre is screened on Monday 21 December at 6pm. Book your free ticket for an unforgettable Christmas experience, as we bring the magic of the theatre right into your home. As we move towards the shortest day, and out the other … To celebrate our online premiere of The Secret Theatre, you can download a digital programme, featuring behind-the-scenes photos, insights, and cast information on all your favourite dancers. "We’ve had to split our dancers into bubbles and they’ve been living in them for some time now to ensure they’re able to perform in close contact safely. 30 best lockdown jokes 2021: funny quips and one-liners to keep you smiling through the Covid lockdown, Scottish postie-turned-TikTok sea shanty star sitting at number four ahead of Friday's Official Chart announcement. With choreography by Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell, and live music played by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, this ever-popular ballet is the perfect Christmas treat. ‘Everything Scottish Ballet does seems to be characterised by vibrant energy, brilliant coherence and an effortless visual elegance.’ The Daily Telegraph. Dance. Posted October 19, 2020 (edited) The Scottish Ballet has a new film out this December. It is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, which was also the basis for the film Frozen, with the Snow Queen’s palace … The Secret Theatre. We’ve created it like a jigsaw puzzle.”, Scottish Ballet will be making the film available for free on its website but tickets must be booked in advance and audiences will be encouraged to make a donation to support the work of the company, which has been unable to stage live shows since March. Safe working practices have been at the forefront of of everything we’ve done to get this production together. Coronavirus update: Join us for online events, … Five Stars. Theatre Royal, Newcastle: 12-15 February 2020. Search. The Secret … It’s been a long hard nine months – I can hardly believe that the last live performance I went to was Choice Grenfell at the Brunton theatre at the beginning of March. Scottish Ballet will bring the magic of the theatre right into your home with our first feature film. "Everyone in the company will be on screen at some point. The Secret Theatre - 21st to 24th December, 2020 With theatres remaining closed due to COVID-19, Scottish Ballet is committed to connecting with audiences and tour venues throughout the coming months. Sign Up. Discover what we'll be doing on stage and off. Choose your local theatre when booking tickets to find out more. Sections of this page. All 40 of the company’s dancers will be appearing in the feature film, The Secret Theatre, which is being filmed on the streets of Glasgow and at the Tramway arts centre in the city, as well as at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh. Other ballets new to Marquee TV this Christmas season include The Scottish Ballet’s production of The Snow Queen and Ballet Lorent’s children’s tale The Lost Happy Endings. With set and costumes designed by Lez Brotherston; music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky recorded live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra; new additional composition by Frank Moon; and performances from the full Scottish Ballet Company; this Christmas special will be an unforgettable adventure for all the family. This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). That this House celebrates the creativity of Scottish Ballet who embraced the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and delivered a truly successful digital Christmas Season over the 2020 festive period; acknowledges the innovation of filmmakers Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple in developing the Secret Theatre Christmas Special that brought the magic of the theatre into people’s … Audio describer, Emma-Jane McHenry, will describe the film’s characters, sets and movement, revealing the full story to everyone. Please click here for the latest update on performances and other activities. ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. During the 45-minute session, kids will learn some basic elements of dance alongside taking part in fun, interactive craft activities. Scottish Ballet’s The Secret Theatre will premiere tomorrow at 6pm and run until Christmas Eve. It will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the full Scottish Ballet Orchestra. If you booked before 5.30pm (GMT) on 21 December, a link will be sent to the same email address you booked with. Scottish Ballet, "The Secret Theatre," a Christmas Special, Review “Christmas at the Botanics” (2020), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Review . While nothing beats seeing Scottish Ballet live, their heart-warming movie is the perfect, essential, Festive treat for 2020 which will appeal to all ages. Scottish Ballet online: Mon 21 – Thurs 24 Dec 2020 Review by Hugh Simpson. Scottish Ballet’s mission is to inspire on stage and beyond, and so the company will build on its creative and innovative digital work to keep audiences inspired, fit and connected this winter. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours including one 20-minute interval. 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