Scottish Ballet: The Crucible with Ten Poems
- Fri 3 & Sat 4 October 2014
- Festival Theatre
- Evenings 7.30pm
- from £20.50*
Scottish Ballet brings an evening of great text to life this autumn as the stylistic language of American Playwright Arthur Miller and Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas come together in a powerful study of words in motion.
From Canadian choreographer Helen Pickett comes the world premiere of The Crucible. Based on American playwright Arthur Miller's 1953 Tony award-winning play, Pickett translates this incredible dramatisation of the Salem witch trials with her imitable style of dance language. A dancer and choreographer under William Forsyth, and currently Resident Choreographer at Atlanta Ballet, Pickett layers rich, evocative characterisations and lyrical story telling in this first-ever ballet version of Miller's chilling tale of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour.
A UK premiere, Christopher Bruce's Ten Poems was created for Ballet Keil (Germany) in 2009. Set to a recording of ten Dylan Thomas poems, emotively read by Welsh actor Richard Burton, Ten Poems builds on the melodic rhythm of the famous prose as Bruce, one of Britain's most prolific and important choreographers, brings each one to life with exquisite little vignettes of story and character.
* A booking fee of 75p is charged per ticket for online, phone and postal bookings. Maximum charge of £3 for phone and postal bookings. For bookings of 8 or more, call 0131 529 6005 where no booking fees apply. Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets
Friends £5 off Fri | £3 off Sat
Groups (8+) £3 off
Only available by calling Group Sales on 0131 529 6005 (Mon to Fri 11am-6pm)
Concessions £3 off
Excl. Opening Night & Fri/Sat eves
Schools (10+) Pupils £8.50. 1 teacher free with every 10 pupils.
Excl. Fri/Sat eves. Only available by calling Group Sales on 0131 529 6005 (Mon to Fri 10am-6pm)
Young Scot / Student Standby £10 ticket on the day of the performance after midday.
Subject to availability with valid I.D.