by Southern Youth Ballet at the Congress Theatre on 16th December 2016
Review provided with kind permission by Georgina Daly
The `Tales of Beatrix Potter` ballet delighted and enchanted the capacity audience at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, UK, in a spectacular production by locally-based Southern Youth Ballet.
Jemima Puddle-Duck was captivated by The Fox, not realising the dangers of flirting with such an animal, while the washerwoman, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, did her best to protect the silly duck.
Yuriko Evans as Jemima and Lorena Perez as Tiggy-Winkle, were just two of the dancers who brought humour and lyrical dancing to their roles. While the standard of dance was exceptionally high throughout this production, it was also the acting that made the stories stand out. All the more effective considering that we could not see their faces ... the heads and tails of all the animals were stunningly lifelike. A big cheer for local theatre artisan Dugg Daynes who made all the character heads and tails.