Pirouetting their way onto the Palace stage

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AN EXTRAORDINARY adaptation of a Shakespeare masterpiece will be pirouetting its way onto the stage at Mansfield Palace Theatre this month.

Award-winning company Ballet Cymru will be performing their own version of the playwright’s The Tempest as a full-length ballet.

Characters include Ariel, the fleet footed spirit of the air, Caliban the deformed and twisted slave, Prospero the talismatic magician and Miranda and Ferdinand the star-crossed lovers, who all collide in a story set on an enchanted isle, described as being ‘rich in subtlety and humour’.

It features the beautiful music of Jean Sibelius, who wrote the music for a version of the play.

Ballet Cymru brings to life this ageless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

It features choreography by Creative Wales Award-winner Darius James and sets and costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf

One review said: “These young ballet pioneers deserve wider support.

“Catch them if you can.”

Ballet Cymru is a young group of dancers who are looking to push back the barriers of classical ballet.

Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in Shakespeare’s literature.

The Tempest will be at The Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday 16th May starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15 and £14 for concessions.

Children’s tickets are £10, while a family ticket for four is £44.

Music Society members can buy tickets for £13.50.

l Tickets can be booked at the box office on 01623 633133 or online at www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre