★★★★ 'A riot of laughter'

The Times

Presented exclusively by Scottish Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling is La Sylphide for the Trainspotting generation.

Highland Fling follows the downfall 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 company of a wild, gothic fairy. As his love for the strange and beautiful fairy becomes an obsession, James embarks on a fateful journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a world beyond reality and reason.

Herman Severin Løvenskjold’s magnificent score will be performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Running time: Approx. 1 hour 35 min, including one 20 minute interval.

Age recommendation: 14+ (contains a few humorous references to adult themes)

HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS PREMIERE

This tour marks the first time Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling will be performed in Shetland, Orkney, Lewis and Argyll. 

In no small technical feat, audiences in these locations will enjoy the exact same full-scale production which is is being performed in Glasgow and Edinburgh. To make this possible, Scottish Ballet's Technical Department will be transforming halls and gymnasiums into theatres. Scroll down for venue details. 

★★★★ 'Wit, elegance and startling energy…'

The Telegraph

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

Daily Mail

'Uplifting, tender, hilarious'

Huffington Post

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DELVE DEEPER INTO HIGHLAND FLING

Discover more about the creative process behind Highland Fling with special events, galleries and behind-the-scenes videos.


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