Tour de Force!, Programme A at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon (01793 524481) Mon & Tues; New Victoria Theatre, Woking (01483 761144) Thur to 27 March; Programme B at the Lyceum, Crewe (01270 537333) Tue & Wed; Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe (01724 840883/842332) Fri to 27 Mar. Touring continues up to 10 April.Reuse content
Small is beautiful and takes the shape of Tour de Force!, English National Ballet's annual split-touring scheme, when the company divides to service regional parts that other companies fail to reach. The two programmes concentrate on extracts from everybody's favourite ballets. Think The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet etc. But the unfamiliar still gets a look in and ENB's Christopher Hampson flexes his talent with a new piece, Concerto Grosso, on one programme, and Country Garden, created last year, on the other.