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The Fairy's Kiss

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Ice Maiden, The Fairy's Kiss tells the story of a boy cursed with a kiss, destined for immortality. The Fairy’s Kiss was originally created in 1960 and has had only one revival since. The original set design for the Royal Opera House's production was so complex that there were very few other ballets with which The Fairy's Kiss could be performed.While MacMillan rarely created fairytale ballets, it was the richness and complexity of Stravinsky's score that lured him in. The full Scottish Ballet Orchestra came together to lift this score off the pages. Scottish Ballet brought new life to the production to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of its choreographer, Sir Kenneth MacMillan. It amassed five star reviews during its recent national tour, and was the only revival production presented as part of the National MacMillan Celebration at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, October 2017.

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  • Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
  • Company: Scottish Ballet
  • Fairy: Constance Devernay
  • Fiancee: Bethany Kinglsey-Garner
  • Young Man: Andrew Peasgood
  • Mother: Sophie Martin
  • Gypsy: Mia Thompson
  • Composer: Igor Stravinsky
  • Director: Ross MacGibbon