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  • Start: Wednesday 07 December - 19:00
  • Estimated End: Wednesday 07 December - 21:00
  • Auditorium: New Great Hall

Admission: £17 (£15 conc., £10 under 15s); Maltings menu available

Maltings Menu:

Soup of the Day

Oven roasted chicken breast with mashed potato, and a creamy mushroom sauce.
Or ratatouille crumble with seasonal vegetables (v)

Apple pie with custard or ice cream

Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary vision. Two stories from the mind of the most popular storyteller in the world, Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff and now two of his hugely popular stories come home to Wales in ballet adaptations. Ballet Cymru were granted permission from The Dahl Foundation to produce two works based on sections of Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs’.

Both works are based on the outstanding and internationally recognised musical scores by composer Paul Patterson. The two scores were commissioned by The Dahl Foundation and have become children’s classics played all over the globe. The “Little Red Riding Hood” score featured in a 1995 BBC Christmas Day special featuring the voices of Ian Holm, Julie Walters and Danny DeVito. Now Patterson’s dazzling scores are set in dance for the first time.

This outstanding classical ballet was choreographed by Darius James and Amy Doughty with music by composer Paul Patterson, costumes by Steve Denton and a stunning lighting design by John Bishop. With the support of the Dahl Foundation, the production toured throughout the UK, including Sadler’s Wells. At the premiere in Newport, Felicity Dahl, Roald’s wife and Donald Sturrock, Dahl’s biographer were in attendance.