AUDIENCES in Langholm and Peebles are in for a treat as the European Ballet brings them its highly acclaimed touring version of The Sleeping Beauty.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and enhanced by more than 45 beautiful handcrafted costumes, the ballet is pitched at audiences of all ages and is directed by Stanislav Tchassov, former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet
Based on Charles Perrault’s fairy story, the ballet is about a beautiful princess bound by a wicked fairy’s spell to sleep for a hundred years. She can only be woken by the kiss of a handsome prince. The ballet is full of wonderful treasures: the Lilac Fairy, the Rose Adagio, the Bluebird and a cast of fairy-tale characters gathered for the sparkling final wedding celebration.
The production, which features winning dancers from Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, France, Spain and the UK, will be staged in the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, this Sunday, April 29 at 7.30pm.
On Wednesday, May 9, the show is at the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in Peebles at 7.30pm.
Tickets for both venues are £15 (£14 concessions and £10 per child at Langholm). Call the box offices on 01387 381196 (Langholm) and 01721 725777 (Peebles) to avoid disappointment.