Project Description

Ballet Cymru: A Child’s Christmas, Poems & Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas, The Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

  • Date:

    Tuesday December 4th

  • The Cotswold Playhouse,
    Parliament Street,
    GL5 1LW

  • A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

    Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

    Poems by Dylan Thomas © The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate
    Music and arrangements by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely from the album Dylan Thomas – A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs. © Cerys Matthews

    ‘These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish.
    Ballet Cymru, I salute you!’
    Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe
    ‘Not too short, and not too long, the evening was a complete delight from start to finish’
    Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

    A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

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