Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland – indeed all the delightful and famous Beatrix Potter characters – come to life in this colourful and imaginative musical interpretation of her tales, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, composed and scored by John Lanchbery, and danced by members of the Royal Ballet. Five of the famed Victorian author’s most well-known stories – with guest appearances of characters from other themes – have been linked to present an enchanting story-line that will thrill adults... and children alike. [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Entertaining children's stories danced by the Royal Ballet, wearing animal masks. Music by John Lanchbery, choreography by Frederick Ashton. The adventures are alive with same energy and passion of the books and feature unheard melodies from British Museum manuscripts, recovered and transcribed by composer John Lanchbery. As the characters waltz their way across set to the rhythm of the songs you'll join in with the merriment and hot step with the cast - a must see treat for the entire family. Actors Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Ann Howard, Bob Mead & Wayne Sleep Director Reginald Mills Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1971 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 27 minutes (approx)
The Royal Ballet perform the stories of Beatrix Potter, bringing characters including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher, and Squirrel Nutkin to life against an English countryside background. Choreography is by Sir Frederick Ashton and the music is composed by John Lanchbery.