English National Ballet premieres the first live ballet based on the popular children’s character Angelina Ballerina at the New Wimbledon next month. Angelina’s Star Performance plays at the South London venue from 6-9 September prior to a UK tour.
The character of Angelina Ballerina was created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig for a series of children’s books which follow the adventures of this little mouse who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. The stories were subsequently made into an animated television series for 4-7 year olds.
This new ballet production is written by Paul Larson and Laura Beaumont and choreographed by Antony Dowson to Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Performed by eight members of English National Ballet, the story follows Angelina as she prepares to put on her very own performance of The Sleeping Beauty for the King and Queen in their palace. She even has a real life Princess to star alongside her. It’s Angelina’s biggest challenge yet – but can she pull it off?
Angelina’s Star Performance is aimed at children aged three and over.