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Tales of Beatrix Potter DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2007

 

  • Recorded live at Royal Opera House December in 2007, this stage version of Frederick Ashton's 1971 film Tales of Beatrix Potter brings alive the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. Christine Edzard's designs conjure up a lost England of field mice and Berkshire black pigs, of foxgloves and shady groves. Swept up in the ballet's childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding portrayals of such colourful figures as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the irrepressible Peter Rabbit. Ashton's warm and witty, yet demanding, choreography creates a piece of charm and grace for all ages.

    Also available on Blu-ray

    Great news! You can also get the original 1971 film on DVD & Blu-ray

    Mrs Tittlemouse: Victoria Hewitt
    Johnny Town-Mouse: Ricardo Cervera
    Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Jonathan Howells
    Jemima Puddle-Duck: Gemma Sykes
    The Fox: Gary Avis
    Pigling Bland: Bennet Gartside
    Peter Rabbit: Joshua Tuifua
    Artists of The Royal Ballet

    Royal Ballet Sinfonia
    Conductor: Paul Murphy
    Composer: John Lanchbery
    Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
    Designs: Christine Edzard

    Extra features: 
    Illustrated synopsis

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: 2.0 PCM + 5.1 (5.0) DTS
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Format: NTSC
    Running Time: 76 mins
    Year: 2007



  • "Peter Rabbit's beautiful and magical garden of dreams will transport every adult straight back to their childhood."
     The Stage