Scottish Ballet to adapt A Streetcar Named Desire

Scottish Ballet has announced a newly commissioned version of A Streetcar Named Desire, which is to tour to Scotland, London and Belfast in late spring 2012.

The ballet, based on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is the last major piece commissioned for the company by outgoing artistic director Ashley Page. It is to be created by theatre and film director Nancy Meckler with Netherlands-based choreographer Anabelle Lopez Ochoa.

The ballet will feature a jazz score from composer Peter Salem.

A Streetcar Named Desire is the first of two world premieres from Scottish Ballet in 2012. It is also collaborating with National Dance Company Wales and English National Ballet for Dance GB in the summer.

Full cast details for Streetcar are due to be announced in the new year. The ballet will open in Glasgow in April, touring to Edinburgh, Sadler’s Wells in London, Aberdeen, Inverness and finishing at the Grand Opera House in Belfast in May.

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