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  • Writer's pictureSTEVE COOKE AATA


Coming up in November, at the Middleton Arena, an opportunity to experience the very best in British Ballet, a re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen.

Join Ballet Theatre UK, on their 12th year of touring the UK, to experience this critically acclaimed production.

This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsy’s, enchanted reindeer, and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue traveling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter. Ballet Theatre UK's renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score.

Thursday 18th November 2021 at 7:30pm, Middleton Arena, Rochdale

Tickets from £10

It is tremendously encouraging to see companies of creatives coming through the devastating restrictions of the pandemic as Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director explains:

‘This past year has been a challenging one for most, the arts industry has been heavily hit and sadly Ballet Theatre UK has been no exception.

In March of 2020, we were forced to stop touring due to the immediate theatre closures only a handful of performances into our tour of Giselle. This was heart-breaking for the company and its dancers who had all worked so hard over several weeks to rehearse and perfect the production ready to present to our loyal audiences throughout the UK.

Subsequently, due to the continuation of the pandemic, the remaining tours planned for the 2020/21 season were all cancelled. This was over 150 performances cancelled to the great disappointment of our audiences, dancers, and staff, however, this is not the end for Ballet Theatre UK.

Our hardworking administrative team have been busy liaising with our venues to consolidate our current touring plans and move them to the 2021 Christmas season.

We are excited to announce that we will be touring our critically acclaimed production of The Snow Queen, a favourite of the company and one the dancers are extremely excited to begin work on.’


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