I want to be a ballerina

I want to be a ballerina when I grow up. There I said it. Never mind that the aspiration has come some 20 years too late, I have neither the disipline or the grace and while I always try and…

Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

Every season Scottish Ballet turn it out. Their productions, a mix of classic and contemporary are perfect to make someone fall in love with the world of dance From oppulent costume design to sets that look like fairytale illustration, Scottish…

So you’ve never been to the ballet?

 I find myself frequently referring to different Scottish Ballet productions as “gateway drugs” in to ballet. The more I think about it – Scottish Ballet as a company are entirely a gateway drug to ballet.  Every negative stereotype you have…

Scottish Ballet present Matthew Bournes Highland Fling

I don’t know what I thought Scottish Ballet’s new production “Highland Fling” was going to be like. I expected there to be a lot of tartan (there was), I expected it to be beautifully danced (ditto that) and I expected…

Night at the Ballet: Outfit Wishlist

Alexa Cropped Top – £8, Platform Bow Heels – £30, Jewelled Necklace – £12, Velvet Clutch – £18, Kirsty Full net Midi – £18 I love me a Christmas outfit and when Boohoo got in touch asking if I fancied…

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has always been one of (if not my favourite) Christmas stories. It’s no real secret The Nutcracker was my childhood crush and the story has everything I could possibly want – magic, high adventure and just a hint…

Under a Paper Moon: Scottish Ballet’s world premier of Streetcar named …

For a story that features so much sex, A Streetcar named Desire is the least erotic play I’ve seen in a long time. Streetcar is definitely more about tragedy than titillation, and although it felt nearly every other scene was…

on desire,nail polish and the ballet

I’m the sort of girl who flits mostly between bold brash patterns and black. I look pretty much daft in anything soft so this whole pastel trend is completely lost on me however much I fantasise about looking ethereal and…

Scottish Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

During this festive season in between scoffing mass quantities of quality street and drinking far too much baileys it’s pretty much customary to go to the theatre. Last year it was me and the Tron gate crew heading down to…