Tue 27 Nov
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval)
Venue: Main House
Ticket Information: From £15
Age Recommendations: 12+
Warning: The Suit includes content which younger audiences might find upsetting.
Producer: Ballet Black
Audiences can’t resist the ‘joyously unpredictable’ (Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black.
Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, this company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.
As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston, choreographs a new narrative ballet for the Company. Based on Can Themba’s South African fable The Suit, this is the first dance adaptation of the affecting short story of women's lives under the apartheid regime.
Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s Olivier-nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, described as ‘charming and hilarious’ by Dance Europe magazine. The production mixes classical and contemporary to distill the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, ‘the company have never looked better’ (Independent).
"It's a knockout and the whole company is marvellous in it." ★★★★★ The Indepdendent
"Classy popular entertainment .. drama and some altogether glorious romantic fun." ★★★★ The Times