Sophie Martin

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

★★★★☆ Love shock:
Bold and surprising, David Dawson has completely reworked Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet, cutting away the fat of its fusty baggage, although he discards some elements of clarity at the same time.

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Enchanting:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella is an emotional and visual treat, which lights up and enchants the Festival Theatre’s stage until 31 December.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

✭✭✭✭✭ Perfect balance:
It is with elegant sophistication that A Streetcar Named Desire sweeps onto the stage at the Festival Theatre this week.

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

✭✭✭✩✩ Sporadic magic:
The sumptuous, Victorian backdrop to The Nutcracker is entirely appropriate for a production that has much of the appeal of a huge box of chocolates.

December 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Crucible with Ten Poems

The Crucible with Ten Poems

“✭✭✭✭✩ Striking drama”
Scottish Ballet’s latest production is a double bill of two literary works that are alike and yet differ strikingly, creating a production that is surprising and emotional.

October 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

✭✭✭✭✭ Entrancing drama

The current run of the Scottish Ballet’s revival of Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet may be coming to an end, but it certainly isn’t the end of the line for this timeless classic.

May 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Hansel & Gretel

Review – Hansel & Gretel

✭✭✭✭✩ Sweet and spicy:
Dark yet sparkling, uplifting yet chilling, Christopher Hampson’s new take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of a witch with a gingerbread house is a ballet of great contrasts and unexpected resolutions.

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More