News: Will Tuckett

Tuesday 30 May 2006

With Will Tuckett’s production of The Canterville Ghost currently being performed by the English National Ballet, Judith Mackrell charts his career as choreographer and dancer.

“He’s had successes with a superbly atmospheric Turn of the Screw, two family shows, Pinocchio and Wind in the Willows, and a wittily grown-up staging of Stravinsky’s music-theatre hybrid The Soldier’s Tale. These led directly to his two most recent, high-profile commissions: an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost for English National Ballet and a new version of Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, for the Royal’s 2006-7 season.”

Tuckett explains why he chose Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost for his new ballet, “It had a story that would work for both children and adults – plus there were all these holes in the plot, where I could put the dancing.”

Read the full article in, Guardian, 25 May.06

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