Northrop Presents

Scottish Ballet

2016//17 Northrop Season
Past event
Apr 08, 2017
Scottish Ballet

Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

with live orchestra

Choreographer Matthew Bourne, whose work is as at home on the Broadway stage as it is in the ballet studio, has bestowed a great gift on the Scottish Ballet: exclusive rights to perform his "wicked and compulsively watchable" Highland Fling. A gritty and tartan-filled reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide, Bourne’s smash hit version has been unofficially dubbed “Trainspotting: The Ballet.” Set in the mean streets of Glasgow, the story follows the club-hopping, recently-married James as he becomes infatuated with a beguiling gothic fairy. Whether drug-induced hallucination or witchcraft, his obsession sends him on a fateful journey into a magical world beyond reality and reason. With Matthew Bourne’s genius for telling a story through dance, and the Scottish Ballet’s great technique and finesse in creating memorable characters, Highland Fling promises to be a “rampageous romp”—with live orchestra, too!

*Audience advisory: Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for ages 12 and up.

“This is one of the funniest, funkiest, most irresistibly infectious ballets I have ever had the delight to sit through.” -Daily Mail