London Children’s Ballet returns to the West End with a ballet based on Oscar Wilde’s witty novella The Canterville Ghost.
Set in the roaring 20s, The Canterville Ghost is performed by an all-child cast and set to the music of a live orchestra. Centred around the antics of a misunderstood ghost, a naughty pair of twins and a beautiful, loving young girl, The Canterville Ghost is both moving and humorous and has been created to appeal to boys, girls and parents alike.
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 Canterville Ghost was first created by London Children’s Ballet in 2005 with a scenario written by LCB founder Lucille Briance MBE and choreography by David Fielding, an exceptionally talented choreographer and former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer. Unfortunately, Fielding passed away just two years after creating The Canterville Ghost, and LCB will be reviving his brilliant work to introduce this wonderful ballet to a new generation. The revival will be staged by Fielding’s original Ballet Mistress, Victoria Collinson.
London Children’s Ballet productions are an ideal way to introduce children to ballet and classical music. Performed by an all-child cast, the star quality of the dancers aged 9 –16 and brilliantly told stories make LCB ballets a sell-out success year after year.