Taking flight with The Snowman
BY JANET CHRISTIE for The Scotsman
"BALLET? Isn’t that little girls in pink tutus?" asks my five-year-old son. "Little boys, aren’t they rats and snails and puppy dogs’ tails?" I reply. "No", he says, his face a study in indignation. Time for some ballet lessons I think.
And what better than Scottish Ballet’s The Snowman, back for a second Christmas season after 2001’s phenomenal success. The company is on to a winner with all ages in the ballet of Raymond Briggs’ snowman who comes to life, whisking a little boy off on a magical flight through the winter wonderland of his dreams. You would have to be a real Ebenezer Scrooge to find fault with this child-pleaser and I was content to join the rest of the young at heart, caught up in The Snowman’s spell. If I do have one complaint, it’s that it was all over way too soon. click for more