Scottish Ballet - Highland Fling

Scottish Ballet - Highland Fling

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Myth and magic, sex and rock’n’roll – Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed reinvention of the most famous Romantic ballet has it all!

“This is one of the funniest, funkiest, most irresistibly infectious ballets I have ever had the delight to sit through.” Daily Mail

Director and Choreographer

Where Bournonvile’s 1832 setting was misty highlands and glens, this new version of La Sylphide takes place in a gritty, modern-day Scotland.  Pleasure-seeking, newly married James finds himself drawn to an unearthly temptress. Infatuation becomes obsession, and the start of a journey from Glasgow’s mean streets and nightclubs to a magical world beyond reality and reason.

Tony Award, Drama Desk and five-time Olivier Award winner, Matthew Bourne is a five-star Broadway and West End celebrity, a genius at telling stories in dance. With this upbeat, full-on and wittily tartan-themed show, he has allowed a company other than his own New Adventures to stage one of his productions for the first time. The dynamic and resurgent Scottish Ballet under new artistic director Christopher Hampson is the perfect choice.

Thrilling moves, gorgeous music, a treat for ballet lovers, modern thinkers and everyone with a taste for dance.

This production contains strobe light and smoke effect

1 hr 40 mins incl one interval


PLUS Films - Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D
26 Oct 2013, 3 Nov 2013, 10 Nov 2013, 24 Nov 2013  5:30pm
For details, please refer to here.

Meet-the-Artist - Characterisation is the Key
22 Feb 2014 (Post-performance)
For details, please refer to here.

Photo Credits
Graham Wylie

Highland Fling was originally produced by New Adventures

Director and Choreographer
Matthew Bourne

New  Scenario
Matthew Bourne

La Sylphide by Herman Severin Løvenskjold, arranged by Allan Morgan

Set and Costume Design
Lez Brotherston

Lighting Design
Paule Constable

Sound Design
Paul Groothuis

The Tour of Scottish Ballet is supported by the Scottish Government’s International Touring Fund

PLUS Films - Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D
26 Oct 2013, 3 Nov 2013, 10 Nov 2013, 24 Nov 2013  5:30pm
The Grand

Multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Bourne turns Swan Lake on its head in a contemporary reimagining of the great classic ballet. This is a coming of age tale, full of questions about sexuality and identity, with an Oedipal dimension thrown into the mix. Filmed in 3D at the Sadler’s Wells in 2011 to music by Tchaikovsky, Bourne’s Swan Lake also includes bare-chested, buzz-cut male swans that can be romantic and loving or viciously violent.  It is a must see for lovers of contemporary ballet, as is Bourne’s Highland Fling.

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Meet-the-Artist - Characterisation is the Key
22 Feb 2014 (Post-performance)

Clear and accessible story-telling is a key part of Matthew Bourne's choreographies, which means performers are required not just to dance but to act as well, focusing their attention on what they’re thinking and feeling, rather than what they’re doing. Join Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and members of the cast as they talk about their experiences working with Bourne.

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Date / Performances

  • 21 Feb 2014 Friday, 7:30 pm
  • 22 Feb 2014 Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • 23 Feb 2014 Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • 23 Feb 2014 Sunday, 7:30 pm


Auditorium, Sha Tin Town HallSeating Plan


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    • $180
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  • Student
    • $180
    • $130
    • $90
    • $60
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