Inspired by Gene Kelly’s iconic work in Hollywood, Starstruck will be released as a feature-length film in partnership with Marquee TV. In this immersive, theatrical experience, audiences around the world can escape with us to the glamour and grace of Paris, 1960. 

One of the first choreographers to bring the ‘American style’ to Europe, the legendary Gene Kelly was invited to create an original work for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1960. His jazzy, joyful Pas de Dieux was highly acclaimed at the time as ‘a breath of fresh air’ but has been rarely performed since. It has now been given a new set of wings for its UK stage debut and world premiere on screen. 

In collaboration with Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, Scottish Ballet’s CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and designer Lez Brotherston (The Snow Queen, The Secret Theatre) have lovingly revived the original ballet and added a delightful new twist. You’ll be transported into the world where jazz meets ballet, and the stars align. 

Combining live performance capture with cinematic filming techniques and additional elements not seen in the stage production, Starstruck is directed for screen by Oscar Sansom (Dive), in partnership with Forest of Black (The Secret Theatre). 

Gene Kelly’s pioneering choreography and much-loved style influenced a generation of directors and dance-makers in Hollywood, Broadway and beyond, and we honour his creative legacy with this playful new film.  

Set to Gershwin’s effortlessly cool Concerto in F, with extracts from Chopin; Starstruck is exactly the evening of entertainment you’ve been longing for. 

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VIEWING PERIOD – 26 NOVEMBER TO 5 DECEMBER 2021


HOW TO WATCH

Tickets to watch Starstruck are on sale below via our website. From October, tickets will also be available to purchase via Marquee TV

Starstruck is only available to watch between 26 November – 5 December 2021. Once started, viewers will have 48 hours to complete and re-watch the film as many times as they like within the viewing window. 

Ticketholders will be emailed detailed viewing instructions closer to the release.


AUDIO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE

An audio described version of Starstruck will also be available. Simply click the book now button below to gain access to both the standard and described versions on Marquee TV from 26 November.

Audio description is commentary that describes appearance, body language, expressions and movements to blind or partially sighted audience members, offering additional information about the film through sound.

The audio description will be delivered by experienced audio describer, Emma-Jane McHenry.


FILM CREDITS

  • DirectorOscar
    Sansom
  • Director of PhotographyDavid
    Liddell
  • Produced in association withForest
    of
    Black

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION CREDITS


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