GUEST REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne is an absolute genius in my eyes. He takes stories and turns them into beautiful, often sinister adaptations. He balances traditional ballet with modern contemporary in some kind of hipster mixology. Even if you don’t think you enjoy dance, I’m certain Bourne can change your mind. Edward Scissorhands…

I watched Giselle on Sky’s new Virtual Reality mobile app

English National Ballet have partnered with Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company and Factory 42, a new virtual reality studio. This may seem an unusual combination, but they joined forces to create a ground breaking video of Giselle. And I tried it out. Sky experiments in Virtual Reality You will be…

Beauty and the Beast | Northern Ballet

I am a huge Disney fan as I’m sure most 90s kids were, so this ballet quite easily caught my eye. Beauty and the Beast is an iconic animation not only because it was one of the first animated movies ever nominated for Best Picture, but also because of its…

Strictly Ballroom the Musical | West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Production Last week Show Film First emailed me with a last minute juicy offer to see the matinee performance of Strictly Ballroom the Musical in Leeds, so of course I snapped them up quickly! I waltzed my way over to Leeds with very little knowledge of Strictly Ballroom but…

Billy Elliot the Musical | Alhambra Bradford

Everyone has a talent. You don’t choose it. It chooses you. It might be something that frustrates you to the core. Something that makes you feel sick with nerves. Something that makes you cry until you can’t no more. It proves your human and alive. But you can either take…

Sleeping Beauty | Matthew Bourne

Gothic Retelling This ballet was a Gothic adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, that entered into a supernatural world and distinctly left the Disney one. I was unaware of this change in the story, so the Vampires instead of fairies, rose instead of thorn and introduction of a modern day setting, startled…

Nothern Ballet | The Nutcracker | An adults take on the story

My take on the story One of the most famous ballets. With the most famous songs. And most famous stories. Let me describe The Nutcracker by the Northern Ballet in an oh so nontraditional way. I warn you, my take is not so magical and pleasant… It’s the night before Christmas…

1984 | Northern Ballet Leeds

This Place I’ve heard rumours of this place. A place where the past is permeated into the floors, the walls, the doors. It has seeped into the very fabrics of the room, flooding it with over whelming nostalgia. A world of smells circulates with no distinction from one another, as…