Scottish Ballet's Highland Fling

Scottish Ballet's Highland Fling

  • Start date

    Thursday 16 May 2013

  • End date

    Saturday 18 May 2013

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time


  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    ££28.50 - £12.50 +bf

  • genre


Highland Fling
Director & choreography: Matthew Bourne

Music: La Sylphide - Herman Severin Løvenskjold performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra

Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Highland Fling is a ‘romantic wee ballet’ choreographed by Oliver Award-winning Matthew Bourne.

Inspired by La Sylphide, and with a wickedly wry Scotch twist, Highland Fling follows the antics of James – a young Scot with sex and love and rock and roll on his mind.  Recently married to his beloved Effie, his addiction to excess finds him in the fateful company of a beguiling gothic fairy who leads him on a downward spiral into a weird and wonderful world far from the realities of life on the mean streets of Glasgow.

Highland Fling was originally produced by New Adventures.

Click here to view the casting for the show.


‘This Highland Fling is a rampageous hoot’ - **** The Herald

‘Witty, off-beat and at times close to the bone’ - **** The Scotsman

‘Not only do these dancers have great technique, they can carry a character with confidence and credibility.’ - The Scotsman

‘Highland Fling is a winner for Scottish Ballet’ -

‘To say that Scottish Ballet’s new production of Highland Fling is a copper-bottomed, fur-lined, nailed-on smash hit would be seriously to understate matters.’ -

‘Matthew Bourne himself is a genius at telling stories in dance and this show is no different.’ -


Show running time - 1 hour 25 minutes with a 20 minute interval.

Get closer:

Ballet Cafe Late
Wed 15 May at 7pm - running time 2 hours.
Tickets £10

Join us for a sociable evening for adults where you will take part in an enjoyable beginners’ ballet class before relaxing with refreshments and listen to behind-the-scenes tales.

Free Pre-show Talks:
Thu 16 May at 6.30pm – focus on dance - running time 30 minutes
Fri 17 May at 6.30pm – focus on music - running time 30 minutes

Hear about the making of Highland Fling direct from members of Scottish Ballet’s Artistic and Music staff. These fascinating free half-hour talks are the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat. Call Box Office to book.

Insight (age 12+):
Sat 18 May at 11am - running time 1 hour 30 minutes.

Discover the inspiration behind the choreography, music and designs of Highland Fling and watch the Company taking class on stage. Tickets £5.50/£3.50 concession.  Call Box Office to book.

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