Little ones will be dancing with excitement at the news that Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare is racing onto the big screen at cinemas nationwide this weekend.
The bite-sized ballet is being shown on Saturday as part of Northern Ballet’s first ever cinema season for children.
Northern Ballet’s Tortoise & the Hare is a sunny, sporty, springtime delight.
Northern Ballet’s latest family-friendly production is a take on Aesop’s beloved fable Tortoise & the Hare. The show adds to the company’s growing repertoire of short story ballets, which have been carefully concocted with younger audience members in mind.
Previous successes Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker captivated theatregoers nationwide and were made into popular television adaptations. As a result, my expectations are high for Tortoise & the Hare – currently on tour — and Goldilocks & the Three Bears — recently announced as the fifth show in the series.
Fortunately, Tortoise & the Hare has also been filmed for the small screen and it made its television début on CBeebies this morning. Unsurprisingly, it proved to be the perfect Easter Monday pick-me-up.