Festive Treats 2011: Magical Night
A colourful new adventure for Christmas from ROH2.
A brother and sister squabble over toys in their shared bedroom – it’s a scene being played out all over the world. Once the children are asleep, however, the extraordinary happens; a fairy appears and with the tap of her wand the toys come to life. Cue mischief and fun from a cast of characters including a knight, a robot and a monkey with a grievance.
Magical Night is a charming tale choreographed by Associate Artist Aletta Collins to a long lost soundtrack by Kurt Weill. The former Red Balloon and Anna Nicole choreographer was commissioned by ROH2 to create a piece around Weill’s Zaubernacht, a piece written in the 1920s and only rediscovered in 2005. With much of the scenery and music lost, this Christmas sees a new version on stage at the Linbury Studio; the first time it has been performed in the UK.
Are you tempted to try something new this Christmas or do you prefer your entertainment on more traditional lines? Let us know what you’re watching.