Bright stream of entertainment for Hawick

The Bright Stream is screened at the Heart of Hawick this Sunday
The Bright Stream is screened at the Heart of Hawick this Sunday

HEART of Hawick hosts a screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of The Bright Stream this Sunday, as the start of a series of prestige shows.

Described as one of the funniest ballets, it was an over-the-top parody of the collective farms in Stalinist Russia. It landed its creators in enormous trouble with Stalin’s regime shortly after its hugely successful opening, and was not performed again until its revival at the Bolshoi in 2003, to international acclaim.

The Bright Stream screening follows an earlier live broadcast of Rigoletto from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and further televised productions are planned.

Kay Douglas of Heart of Hawick said: “After the success of our first season showing live productions from the National Theatre, we have been experimenting with other production companies and can’t wait for the new NT Live season to begin.

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller were jointly named best actor at this year’s Olivier awards, for their roles in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre. This hugely popular production will be beamed into Tower Mill Theatre in Hawick as we take part in showing the NT Live Encore screenings on Thursday, June 14 and Thursday, July 12.”

October will see Julie Walters star in The Last of the Haussmans.

Other entertainment on show include the Woody Pines on Saturday, May 12 and Brit folk act Bard on June 29.

Multi-instrumentalists Cahalen Morrison and Eli West will be in Hawick in July while Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns arrive in September. For full details, visit www.heartofhawick.co.uk