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Snow Queen in summer

Posted on July 14, 2011

South Coast Ballet brings its new production of The Snow Queen to the Lighthouse, Poole from July 14–16.


The Dorset-based youth ballet company has turned Hans Christian Andersen’s frosty tale into a three-act ballet. The production mixes contemporary and traditional classical music, with scenes including an Arabian palace, a Spanish town square and, of course, the Snow Queen’s icy kingdom.


Tickets cost £10, or £5 for children and senior citizens, and are available from the Lighthouse box office on 0844 406 8666 or online at

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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