Dylan Thomas – A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs

A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Poems by Dylan Thomas © The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate

Music and arrangements by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely from the album Dylan Thomas – A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs.
www.cerysmatthews.co.uk © Cerys Matthews

Ballet Cymru, nominated Best Independent Company 2017 by the Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the Wales Theatre Awards, present a sparkling and refreshing ballet.

Cerys Matthews is reciting the poems by Dylan Thomas live with the Company*

“Engaging, imaginative ballet adaptations”
Anna Winter, The Stage

(Review of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs 2016)

“These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. Ballet Cymru, I salute you!”
Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe

“Not too short, and not too long, the evening was a complete delight from start to finish”
Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

Credits

Poems by Dylan Thomas
© The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate

Music and arrangement by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely
from the album Dylan Thomas A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs
www.cerysmatthews.co.uk © Cerys Matthews

Choreography Darius James, Amy Doughty
Lighting Design Chris Illingworth

A Ballet Cymru / Riverfront Theatre co-production

*at selected venues during the autumn tour 2018

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