The London Children’s Ballet will present their latest production based on Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost will play at the Peacock Theatre from the 19th April.
Featuring a cast all under the age of sixteen, The Canterville Ghost will be performed by the London Children’s Ballet to help continue the company’s outreach work to care homes and SEN schools.
Sir Simon Canterville has haunted his ancestral home successfully for centuries. That is until an American family moves in. While the youngest family members gleefully torment the indignant ghost, their older sister bravely decides to set him free forever.
The company of sixty young performers will perform in this revival of David Fielding’s choreography from 2005, all of whom were selected from across the country through competitive auditions back in November. Set in the 1920’s, the choreography is a blend of jazz and contemporary influences.
Two of the shows worth of tickets have been given to inner-city schools with limited arts funding and charities for children and the elderly, as well as 4 touring companies taking the ballet out to care homes and SEN schools across London.
The London Children’s Ballet is a charity that offers free training and performance opportunities to talented dancers from all backgrounds. It creates new West End ballets for a family audience, spring-boarding the careers of many composers, choreographers and designers, and it runs programmes that use dance to change lives in the community.
This will be the first revival of David Fielding’s choreography since his death only a couple of years after the first performance. His ballet mistress and friend, Victoria Collinson, is re-staging the production for a new generation of dancers to enjoy.
The Canterville Ghost will be performed at the Peacock Theatre from the 19th to the 22nd April. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/london-childrens-ballet-the-canterville-ghost/