The swans of My First Ballet: Swan Lake have been flying across the country on a National tour this past month. Introducing the magic of ballet to children as young as three, this newly adapted version, choreographed by Antonio Castilla and performed by students of English National Ballet School, has cast its spell on audiences and critics of all ages.
With only three chances left to see it, take a look at what people are saying about the production touring until 20 May.
★★★★ “Highly recommended for dance lovers of all ages”The Reviews Hub
— Kathryn Stephenson (@MrsPhtevenson) March 30, 2018
We saw #ENBMyFirst Ballet: Swan Lake today. My 5 year old son loved it. “Amazing!” he said.
90 mins, a narrator, a happy ending, lovely set & costumes, and super dancing from the cast (especially the main 4): we’d definitely go back to see another one. https://t.co/Q9npTgKz03
— Alexa Minett (@MrsAMinett) April 3, 2018
— Ballet Enthusiast (@BalletEnthusias) March 30, 2018
“A picture book come to life… something for everyone”British Theatre Guide
— Paul Downey (@PaulieDowney) April 6, 2018
Another superb #ENBMyFirst today. Swan Lake was my fav of the 3 we have now seen. Black Swan was fierce and the boys were all especially good this year! Very inspirational for my 7yr old ballet boy
— Elaine Hewlett (@HewlettElaine) April 7, 2018
Yesterday we watched Swan Lake, another amazing My First Ballet instalment. It’s such a great introduction to ballet for children, with narration which helps them to follow the story. We were also lucky enough to meet the stars afterwards. A real treat for my middle boy who is currently the only boy in his ballet class. As always, the show was so inspiring that my boys are still prancing around the house being “swans”! #myfirstballet #peacocktheatre
★★★★★ “Exceptional for the young and young at heart”Seen and Heard International
Making memories with my little best friend today. We’ve been to watch Swan Lake with Shreya’s dance school and it was such a magical performance. Stunning costumes on set and beautiful choreography made her first ballet such a pleasure to watch. Here’s the face of a little lady who’s been inspired to perform today after seeing the swan princess and hasn’t stopped doing pirhouettes ever since she came out of the theatre.
— Ailsa Roberts (@Ailsa_c) April 29, 2018
“A Swan Lake for impressionable young minds… sure leaves an enduring impression”Abundant Art
Love this Widgit synopsis of Swan Lake in the @ENBallet programme for the My First Ballet production. Daughter loved the visual story as well as the longer synopsis. Shows how versatile AAC can be, and useful for all children, with or without communication needs. pic.twitter.com/tC3YLtJLj4
— Claudia Moss (@Clauds_M) April 4, 2018
Today @englishnationalballet has invited us over to show us a beautifully adapted for children version of Swan Lake that we just loved. Straight after the show, we experienced the excitement of dancing on stage ourselves in a creative family dance workshop. The workshop is a must for any 3-6-year-old loving ballet. We even had a chance to talk to the stars of the show! What a day! What an experience! You can see more on my Instagram stories #TheDadLab #ENBMyFirst #dadlife
THUMBS UP! Occasionally we do like to drag our children away from their screens and Match Attax cards for a bit of culture. So we were very grateful to be given tickets for My First Ballet: Swan Lake. It was a) beautiful b) magical c) relatively short, which let's be honest is key with small children. Loved it. It's on in London till 7 April then Bromley, Oxford, Manchester, Blackpool, Woking and Torquay. Tickets from ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet @englishnationalballet #enbmyfirst
“This gorgeous production is perfectly pitched”The Pigeon Pair and Me
— Ayse Artun (@ayseartun) March 31, 2018
“A truly beautiful show”I Love Manchester
Today we went to @englishnationalballet #myfirstballet #swanlake which in many ways is better than a grown up one – basically the highlights package down to an hour and it has a narrator telling the story so you know what’s going on! Had hoped to book on to the workshop where kids get to dance with some of the dancers and learn some steps but sold out… will look out for it next time though! #ballet #balletforkids #thingstodo #daysoutwithkids #peacocktheatre #fundaysmumdays