Underwater fairytale reimagined as a ballet

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Be swept away by a ballet production of a favourite fairytale story.

Ballet Theatre UK are producing The Little Mermaid at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, next month.

The dance company are re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite fairy story, of mermaid Ariel who gives up everything after falling hopelessly in love with a human prince.

After saving the prince from a storm at sea she begins a life-changing journey to take her far from her home under the sea.

A spokesman for the Grand said: “Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet is a delight for all the family.

“It perfectly mixes classical ballet with captivating theatre and storytelling; cleverly exploring the nature of longing, how making choices has lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.”

The production uses glittering costumes and expressive dance to tell the fairytale.

Ballet Theatre is a new classical dance company which has reworked classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Snow Queen.

Founded by Artistic Director Christopher Moore, it takes inspiration from classical dance, theatre, popular culture and literature to develop original productions or new interpretations of classical ballets.

The company works to bring ballet to new audiences in the UK and take traditional British ballet elsewhere in the world.

It also works closely with dance schools and vocational colleges on workshop programmes and has an academic programme with an International Summer School and Associate classes, giving aspiring dancers opportunity to work with a professional company.

The Little Mermaid plays at the Grand Theatre, on Church Street, for one night only on Sunday, April 27, at 3pm.

Tickets range from £16 to £20 or £12 for children.

For tickets, contact the box office on (01253) 743339 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

For more information on Ballet Theatre UK: www.ballettheatreuk.com