May 20, 2016 – July 3, 2016 No time specified
Touring throughout Wales
Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary vision. Two stories from the mind of the most popular storyteller in the world, Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff and now two of his hugely popular stories come home to Wales in ballet adaptations. Ballet Cymru were granted permission from The Dahl Foundation to produce two works based on sections of Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs’.
Nothing is ever quite what it seems…
Both works are based on the outstanding and internationally recognised musical scores by composer Paul Patterson. The two scores were commissioned by The Dahl Foundation and have become children’s classics played all over the globe. The “Little Red Riding Hood” score featured in a 1995 BBC Christmas Day special featuring the voices of Ian Holm, Julie Walters and Danny DeVito. Now Patterson’s dazzling scores are set in dance for the first time.
This outstanding classical ballet was choreographed by Darius James and Amy Doughty with music by composer Paul Patterson, costumes by Steve Denton and a stunning lighting design by John Bishop. With the support of the Dahl Foundation, the production toured throughout the UK, including Sadler’s Wells. At the premiere in Newport, Felicity Dahl, Roald’s wife and Donald Sturrock, Dahl’s biographer were in attendance.
Little Red Riding Hood text adapted From Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes By Donald Sturrock
The Three Little Pigs Text by Roald Dahl
Music by Paul Patterson
Choreography by Darius James & Amy Doughty
Costume and Set Design Steve Denton
Lighting Design John Bishop
Costume Supervisor Angharad Spencer
Costume Assistant Kate Bohin
Millinery Thomas Huw Hopkins
Accessories Penny Jane Shearer
Presented By Arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited
A Ballet Cymru, Riverfront Theatre co-production