“This is one of the funniest, funkiest, most irresistibly infectious ballets I have ever had the delight to sit through”

Daily Mail

Highland Fling is a ‘romantic wee ballet’ originally produced in 1994 by Olivier Award-winner Matthew Bourne.

Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is a wonderfully imaginative reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide with a wickedly wry Scots twist.

Highland Fling follows the antics of James – a young Scot with sex, 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. As his love for the strange and beautiful sylph becomes an obsession, he embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a magical world beyond reality and reason.

Running time: The performance lasts approximates 1 hour 35 min, including one 20 minute interval.

Age recommendation: 14+ (contains adult themes)


“Extravagantly witty”

The Independent

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