Ballet Shoes

You heard it here first, London Children’s Ballet’s 25th anniversary production is… Ballet Shoes!

For the Company’s 25th Anniversary season, Ruth Brill, First Artist with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will revive one of LCB's most popular ballets, Ballet Shoes. Inspired by the original choreography created for LCB by Cathy Marston and based on the classic novel by Noel Streatfeild, it’s a ballet that will appeal to the whole family and boys and girls alike and we are delighted to invite you to join us at The Peacock theatre in July 2019 to experience this gorgeous production.

Synopsis

Ballet Shoes tells the story of Pauline, Petrova and Posy, three sisters adopted in the 1930s by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew. He delivers them into the care of his niece and Nana, a warm-hearted, no-nonsense housekeeper, and then promptly disappears. When hard times come, the girls decide to do their bit to help. They seek their fortune by joining a stage school, with intentions of acting and dancing their way into the history books. This may be bliss for Pauline and Posy, but Petrova dreams only of tinkering with motor cars and flying in an aeroplane. As the little family grows up, each girl is pulled to follow her heart, learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Production dates

Thursday 4 July, 7pm *25th Anniversary Première Performance*  Tickets for this performance are on sale now through LCB! Please contact Alice Painting for more information or click here to book online now. 

All other performances can be booked through the Sadler's Wells here.

Friday 5 July, 6.30pm

Saturday 6 July, 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Sunday 7 July, 12.30pm & 4.30pm 

Pre-show events

Children’s pre-show event: Thursday 4 July, 5.30pm

Pre-show talk with choreographer Ruth Brill: Friday 5 July, 5.30pm

Auditions

Audition registration for our 2019 production is now open!

To find out more about LCB auditions, click here.

We are looking for male dancers aged between 9 and 16 and female dancers between 9 and 14 to join our 2019 company. You can register for the Ballet Shoes auditions here.

Please do check the rehearsal schedule and performance dates before signing up for auditions.