Wilton’s Music Hall’s summer programming includes Kenneth MacMillan’s version of Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht’s Seven Deadly Sins. It is produced and mounted by former Royal Ballet principal dancer Viviana Durante with Meow Meow and Laura Morera among the cast.
Wilton’s Music Hall in London is the oldest grand music hall in the world and in 2015 completed an extensive restoration. Viviana Durante is one of the theatre’s associates.
Her Viviana Durante Company in association with Wilton’s present Seven Deadly Sins from 8 until 18 May. It is a re-staging of Kenneth MacMillan’s version of the Weill-Brecht ‘ballet with songs’.
Viviana Durante, in close association with Deborah MacMillan, is mounting the production and the provocative performer and Weimar specialist Meow Meow will share the stage with Royal Ballet principal Laura Morera.
The ballet chanté follows the story of enigmatic beauty Anna, who, starting in New York City, dances her way through seven American cities, encountering a different sin in each one, all of which stand in the way of her success. A cast of 20 singers, dancers and guest Royal Ballet principals brings classical ballet in the wonderfully intimate space of Wilton’s.
Seven Deadly Sins
Dates: 8 – 18 May
Times: 7.45pm; 4pm Saturday matinees
Prices: £12.50 – £32.50 full price, £10 – £30 concessions
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