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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alice - behind the scenes

With Alice only three weeks away, everyone is hard at work here at Scottish Ballet HQ. We've been posting behind the scenes snaps on Facebook and Twitter over the past couple of weeks, but in case you missed them, you can take a peek at the photos below, and you can watch our making of films here.


Constance Devernay, Katie Webb, Nathalie Dupouy and Laura Joffre as the Insects


Tama Barry as the Hatter, Sophie Martin as Alice and Victor Zarallo as the March Hare.


Antony McDonald and Luke Ahmet in fittings for the Gryphon.


(l) Sophie Martin in fittings for Alice; (r) Quenby Hersh learns the make up look for the Cheshire Cat.

Peek at the set: (l) painting the roses red; (r) set model for the kitchen; (below) kitchen set.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cinderella opening night

The 2010/11 tour of Cinderella opened at Theatre Royal on Tuesday night, and as usual, we had lots of goodies for our guests.

Our neon pink gift bags - Cinderella's Stepmother would approve! - and beautiful shoe cupcakes from Cupcake.

Our goody bags for this tour contained Christmas spice candles from The Candle Store, a special offer for the spa at Blythswood Square, serum from Bioeffect, a voucher for a spray tan at Vita Liberata, whisky from Highland Park and, of course, sweeties.

Your Development and Press teams in action...



The Company performed to a very busy Theatre Royal, and reviews are starting to pop up - we'll be posting them online very soon. If you haven't booked your seats yet, there is still time to snap up tickets, and there are gorgeous new photographs (see below) up in our gallery if you would like a peek at the costumes before you go.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cinderella goodies!

If you're coming to see Cinderella in the next couple of weeks, you might want a souvenir from the show, so here's a quick peek at the new goodies we have in store - perfect to treat yourself or as a Christmas present with a difference!


Among the new goodies are bright pink Cinderella t-shirts and cosy navy hoodies (above), alongside stickers, bags, postcard sets (featuring images from a range of Scottish Ballet shows including the poster for our brand new ballet Alice), pencils, tea towels and the Cinderella souvenir programme. Click here for the full range.

Merchandise will be available at all performances of Cinderella, and you can also shop online.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

You SHALL go to the spa!

Blythswood Square’s Cinderella Spa Packages in association with Scottish Ballet

(Above) Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella (dancer Martina Forioso) prepares for the ball in style this Christmas at Blythswood Square’s luxury spa with a special speedy Cinderella polish and fizz package as part of a range of decadent new Cinderella spa packages. Photograph by Ian Macnicol. 

We all have moments when we could do with our very own fairy godmother to transform us from rags to riches. Whether you’ve been slaving away or have something special to attend, Blythswood Square’s brand new Cinderella Spa Packages, in association with Scottish Ballet, will take care of your every whim, perfectly pampering you from tiara to toe and transforming you to the belle of the ball!

For ladies who cannot afford to waste time, Blythswood Square’s Cinderella Deluxe Spa package is the ultimate whirlwind transformation (pumpkin not included). Following a personal skin consultation spa guests will enjoy a tailored Anne Semonin Phyto-Aromatic Facial for effective, visible results; a seaweed foot experience to remedy the effect of any pinching glass slippers; a luxurious hand experience that will buff, polish and like Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella herself have you saying ‘You may kiss my hand’ to your very own Prince in no time, as well as a light lunch and use of all the facilities. You’ll be ready to attend the ball and unlike Cinders, the effects will last way past midnight…


Those in need of a rapid revamp, Blythswood Square’s Speedy Cinderella Spa Package will on hand to dust your delicate digits with a shape and polish as well as offering an indulgent glass of fizz to relax you in your speedy spa session. 

Blythswood Square ’s Speedy Cinderella Spa Package is £25, and the Cinderella Deluxe Spa Package is £255.  

For further information and booking, visit or telephone 0141 240 1622.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Slippers for Slippers Day

Last Tuesday, things looked very different at Scottish Ballet HQ as dancers and staff took part in Slippers for Slippers day and wore slippers to work instead of shoes!

Scottish Ballet staff show off their footwear  

Artistic Director Ashley Page leads rehearsals

Great slipper action from Scottish Ballet's Junior Associates...
...and the Mid Associates. Comfier than pointe shoes!

Slippers for Slippers day was held to raise awareness of Scottish Ballet raising money towards the Cinderella Shoe Appeal through The Big Arts Give this December - click here to learn more and find out how you can donate.
If you’d really like to get into the spirit, why not hold your own Slippers for Slippers day to raise money for Cinderella’s enchanted footwear? We are inviting businesses, community groups and schools to wear their slippers to work or classes and pay a small donation to do so. You can also send us your photos through Twitter or to, and we will share them online! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest slippery goings on. 

Even Marketing Monkey took part...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Photo blog: The Cinderella countdown begins!

With only three weeks until opening night, the countdown to Cinderella has well and truly begun (tick, tock, tick, tock...), and on Friday, we headed into the centre of Glasgow to spread a little Cinders magic.

In the morning, we took our beautiful Fairy Godmother (aka Laura Joffre) to a sparkling Princes Square for a photocall to launch our Fairy Godmother competition. The photos appeared in the Scotsman and the Evening Times over the weekend, but here are a couple of behind the scenes snaps.

 Princes Square's twinkly new tree            Our Fairy Godmother strikes a pose


Then as it began to get dark, Cinderella made her mark on the City Chambers in George Square, and certainly attracted a few admirers!

   The City Chambers by day...

  ... and with the Cinderella effect!