Fairytale ballet for families in Dunstable

Alexander Yap, Jenny Hackwell, Gavin McCaig and Darragh Hourrides in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Picture: Brian Slater
Alexander Yap, Jenny Hackwell, Gavin McCaig and Darragh Hourrides in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Picture: Brian Slater

The much-loved story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be told in ballet form especially for children this month in Dunstable.

Following the successful tour of its previous children’s ballets, Northern Ballet is returning to the Grove Theatre with its new show on Friday March 24 at 2pm and 4pm.

Lasting approximately 40 minutes, the ballet has been created especially for children and young families as an opportunity to experience live dance, music and theatre, in with a relaxed atmosphere.

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the latest in the company’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for Small People, following on from the hugely successful Tortoise & the Hare, Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker, all of which have been adapted by CBeebies.

Daniel de Andrade of Northern Ballet said: “I am thrilled at how extensively we are touring Goldilocks & the Three Bears and we look forward to giving even more audiences the chance to experience this truly magical production. Our children’s ballets offer a unique opportunity to experience live dance and music for the first time through performances designed specifically with young children in mind.”

Tickets cost £6. Call 01582 60 20 80 to book.