Friday, 13 April 2012

Scottish Ballet's Streetcar Named Desire

If it's eyes closed, pint swaying in the air, 2amthinkingI’mRihanna dancing is what you are after- I am most definitely your gal. However if a raw, emotional, powerful and beautiful performance is more up your street then you MUST get along and see The Scottish Ballet's current tour- A Streetcar Named Desire.The company have never failed to blow my mind, and this work is absolutely no exception.

In the 65th anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Scottish Ballet presents vibrant new take on A Streetcar Named Desire, collaborating with theatre and film director Nancy Meckler and international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to create a powerful infusion of drama and dance.  

The very gorgeous Ann was kind enough to invite me to the opening night and I have pretty much not stopped talking about it since. As someone who hadn’t seen the film or read the play, I wondered if I would be able to keep up and follow the plot, but there was absolutely no reason to worry. The dancers of the Scottish Ballet have an incredible way of telling a story, allowing you to get utterly lost in the narrative. I was captivated by Eve Mutso, who played the fragile and troubled Blanche DuBois to perfection. She gave a mesmerising performance that took you on her journey- from happiness through to her madness- each step was spellbinding, there were tears in my eyes on more than one occasion!

The jazz score by Peter Salem was integral to setting the perfect atmosphere of William's dark and poignant tale, giving the heat of New Orleans in every note. Twinned with the delicate costumes, everything worked together perfectly, with nothing overshadowing the strength and power of the dancers. This was a truly electrifying experience and one I cannot recommend enough that you get along and see, you will not be disappointed.

A Streetcar Named Desire is is touring to Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Inverness and Belfast from April - May 2012. You can book tickets via the website:
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
11 - 14 April 2012
Tickets from £10

Box Office 0844 871 7647
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
18 - 21 April 2012
Tickets from £16.50
Box Office 0131 529 6000
Sadler's Wells, London
26 - 28 April 2012
Tickets from £12
Box Office 0844 412 4300

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
2 - 5 May 2012
Tickets from £13.50
Box Office 01224 641122
Eden Court, Inverness
9 - 12 May 2012
Tickets from £17
Box Office 01463 234 234
Grand Opera House, Belfast
16 - 19 May 2012
Tickets from £9.25
Box Office 028 9024 1919

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1 comment:

  1. So glad to find another Scottish blogger who loves Ballet! It seems hard to find some good ballet supporters these days!
    I'd really love to go see this ballet-Eve Mutso is always the stand out of a Scottish Ballet production!


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