The abdication of Edward VIII inspires ballet at The Brindley

Ballet in Runcorn will depict the abdication of Edward Vlll

Samuel Jones and Rachel Teeling-Smyth performing Edward Prince of Wales and Wallace Simpson

Joseph Bentley and Jenny Hackwell (front) performing as Duke and Duchess of York and Samuel Jones and Fern Bartram (back) performing the role of Edward Prince of Wales and Lady Thelma Furness

Ballet in Runcorn will depict the abdication of Edward Vlll

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THE abdication of Edward VIII and succession of King George Vl has inspired an imaginative stage show.

Former dancer and choreographer with the English National Ballet, Kate Simmons has choreographed a ballet performance around the historic milestone.

With music from young composer Adam Kornas, graduating ballet students, aged 16 to 21, will take centre stage to put on a show-stopping routine.

The gifted youngsters from KS Dance in Woolston, Warrington, will be staging their show from April 11 to 13th at 7.30pm at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn.

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