Angelina Ballerina Takes to the Stage

HIT Entertainment’s elegant white mouse will be making her English National Ballet debut this year. Angelina’s Star Performance puts the popular classical ballerina in a live show, planned for 100 shows over 12 weeks in 20 venues across the U.K. Based on Katherine Holabird’s classic book Angelina at the Palace, the show will feature a cast of eight dancers from the English National Ballet. The world premiere will take place at the New Wimbledon Theatre on September 6.

Anglina’s Star Peformance is designed as a special intro to the world of ballet for children ages three and up and is complemented by an education program designed to teach kids about classical dance. The performances will also feature activities and workshops in the venues including the opportunity to take part in Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes. The show follows the talented mouse as she prepares to stage her own performance of The Sleeping Beauty, at the request of the King and Queen in their palace

The two-act children’s ballet will be choreographed by ex-principal dancer and head of dance at English National Ballet School, Anthony Dowson. The show is written by Paul Larson and Laura Beaumon, veterans of Thomas and Friends and Bob the Builder. The set will be created by Al Riches, based on the Angelina Ballerina Carrousel Books, published by Penguin and illustrated by Helen Craig.

‘We are thrilled to be working with English National Ballet in bringing Angelina to life through her very own stage show,’ says Katie Rollings, HIT’s VP of consumer products and international marketing. ‘Angelina’s Star Performance has a cast and crew that is world class and we hope that through Angelina Ballerina, dance and the arts will be more accessible to children around the country.’

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