Sunday, 11 October 2009

Ballet Theatre UK begin touring

Back in August I gave you details of our newest classical ballet Company, Ballet Theatre UK. The Company will be dancing The Nutcracker in a couple of weeks time, incorporating 3 spectacular sets and over 60 beautifully hand crafted costumes.

The Nutcracker features such favourites as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Waltz of the Flowers, The Russian Trepak, The Dance of the Reed pipes and the world famous Waltz of the Snowflakes, to name but a few.  What better way to spread some sparkling Christmas magic as the festive season approaches !

I hear that some venues are now sold-out, so if you, your family & friends think a dusting of waltzing Snowflakes could be the perfect way to kick-start the celebrations, here are all the details you need :

Here are some video clips of the Company dancing.

I recently interviewed three of the Company dancers, Alexandra Fern, Amy Coughlan and Natalie Cawte.

The tour begins on October 24th in Loughborough and continues around the UK :

Oct 24 Loughborough Town Hall 2.30pm 7.30pm 01509 231914
Oct 27 Paignton The Palace Theatre 7.30pm 01803 665800
Oct 28 Exeter Barnfield Theatre 2.30pm 7.30pm 01392 270891
Oct 31 Redhill Harlequin Theatre 2.30pm, 7.30pm 01737 276 500
Nov 1 Sevenoaks The Stag Theatre 2.30pm, 5.30pm 01732 450175
Nov 3 Nottingham Arts Theatre2.30pm, 7.30pm 0115 9476069
Nov 7 Andover The Lights 2.30pm, 7.00pm 01264 368368
Nov 12 Tamworth Assembly Rooms 7.30pm 01827 709618
Nov 13 Solihull Arts Complex 7.30pm 0121 7046962
Nov 15 York Joseph Rowntree Theatre 5.00pm 01904 623568
Nov 19 Wimborne Tivoli Theatre 7.30pm 01202 885566
Nov 21 East Grinstead Chequer Mead 2.30pm, 7.30pm 01342 302000
Nov 26-28th Newbury Arlington Arts 7pm, 7pm, 2pm, 7pm 01635 244246
Nov 29 Nuneaton Abbey Theatre 2.00pm, 5.00pm 07722 389943
Dec 5 Powys Wyeside Arts Centre 7.30pm 01982 552555
Dec 6 Harlech Theatr Harlech 7.30pm 01766 780667
Dec 10 Milton Keynes Theatre Stantonbury Campus 7.30pm 01908 324422
Dec 11 Henley-on-Thames Kenton Theatre 7.30pm 01491 575698
Dec 19 Hinckley Concordia Theatre 2.30pm, 7.30pm 07910 707825


  1. Thank you for posting these videos! They are pure eye candy.

  2. wonderful, almost worth taking the ride across the whole United States and over the big drink to see. Sandi

  3. Thank you so much for yr lovely comment on my blog: comments like that make my day! LLGxx

  4. Thank you for sharing the video clips…I loved watching them! And
    Thank you for the birthday wishes!

    Love Lou xxx

  5. Thank you so much for your comment Elise. It was very kind of you and I am thrilled that it led me to your wonderful blog. Although I am not a dancer I have adored ballet since I was a little girl and it is such a thrill to discover you here. Thankyou again. x

  6. Lovely.. do you have information abt ballet performances in places like India? I would love to go for one if there is one in my city..

  7. I was a dance major in college before I switched to education. Part of what I loved about that major were the live performance requirements. I cannot wait to take my daughter to the ballet!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to follow if you follow as well. :)

  8. Wonderful to look at this days! Thank you Elise.


  9. I love the Nutcracker! I saw it when I was really young though. Watching it at the ballet would be perfect for the christmas season.

  10. Couture Cookie - indeed ! Hope you'll get to see the Company..

    CelticWoman - yes, if you could.... but isn't there ballet in your part of the world too ?

    Liberty London Girl - thank you !

    lou - thank you

    Anne Jagger - welcome ! No everyone here is a dancer so you are in good company !

    Phoenix - If you don't have a ballet company or school near you.... might be worth thinking about starting one !

    Theta Mom - thanks very much - I hope you'll follow because you are interested in my writing rather than because you might get a follower in return !

    Greet - thank you

    Sherin - I hope you get to see it this Christmas !


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