Fabulous Beast’s new ballet double bill looks set to have the Rite stuff

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre company
Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre company
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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre roar into Blackpool’s Grand Theatre with a provocative new piece.

The Rite of Spring & Petrushka is a double bill coupling two of Igor Stravinsky’s most famous ballets.

“The two halves are a contrast in light and dark that mirrors the Stravinsky music of the same name,” said a spokesman for the show.

“They will be performed by an international cast of 14 and are thrilling theatrical interpretations of the original music that created such outrage and excitement in the early 20th century.”

When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was first performed in 1913, the music and choreography caused a near riot in the audience.

It has come to be regarded as one of the masterpieces of the 20th century, and has been performed all over the world in many different interpretations.

Given some of the sexual and violent content, this show – which is on at The Grand on Tuesday, April 1 – is suitable for over-16s only.

It sounds nothing if not interesting, and has received good reviews, with The Independent labelling it “glorious”.

Tickets are £14 and available from www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or 01253 743339.