Preview: Aladdin at Customs House
New Production Is En Pointe
South Shields Customs House
Friday 19th June 2015.
A classic fairytale will pirouette into a north east theatre this week.
Ballet Theatre UK return to The Customs House in South Shields to bring their production of Aladdin to life on Friday June 19th.
The company returns after its successful production of The Little Mermaid last summer.
Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer said: “We are delighted to welcome Ballet Theatre UK back to The Customs House. The Little Mermaid was absolutely stunning and we can’t wait to see what they do with Aladdin. With just one rub of the magical lamp, Aladdin’s journey will sweep you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, enchanting spells and true love.”
Tricked by an evil sorcerer, Aladdin sets out on a quest in search for the ultimate treasure. Deceived, Aladdin is left alone in a dark and damp cave but it leads to him uncovering a life-changing object - a dusty old lamp.
This exotic tale is brought to life through the magic of classical ballet.
David Brewer, who plays Aladdin, said: “When it comes to translating something into ballet you need to find the truth behind every step you do. One of my favourite moments is when Aladdin is dancing with the princess and he’s found a way into the world he’s been dreaming of.”
Sarah Mortimer, who plays his princess, said: “Every girl would love to be a princess but what I like about this one is she has an adventurous side.”
Charlotte Eades, who plays the Slave of the Ring, added: “The rehearsal process is really interesting and fun. You learn so much about yourself to really push the limits.”
Ballet Theatre UK are returning to The Customs House next year to perform The Snow Queen – the story Disney’s smash-hit Frozen was inspired by.
Tickets for Aladdin at The Customs House on Friday at 7.45pm are £18 and £10 for under 16s and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk.