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The Nutcracker on Tour

Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker, one of the most-loved seasonal classics, is at present on tour.

The Peter Darrell Trust - Summer 2017 Newsletter

For those of you have not received our newsletter you can read it here.

Cottier Chamber Project

The Cottier Chamber Project in collaboration with the Peter Darrell Trust is celebrating the work and legacy of Peter Darrell on 11th & 12th June in Glasgow.

The Cottier Chamber Project’s Peter Darrell Weekend begins with a screening of independent filmmaker Elly Taylor’s award winning film about Peter created for BBC Scotland and called “Peter Darrell - Scotland’s Dance Pioneer”.

You can find out more information about what's on over the weekend and how to get tickets by downloading our summer newsletter.

Summer newsletter

Our summer newsletter is now available to download.

Highlights of the year

Early 2015 saw Scottish Ballet on tour with Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker. Catching it towards the end of its run reminded me how joyful it was and such a family treat for Christmas. We look forward to seeing it again, hopefully in the not too distant future.

New production of Tales of Hoffmann

Peter Darrell's production, Tales of Hoffmann, will be performed in Tokyo later this year.

Cinema screening 2015

There will be a special screening at Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, introduced by Elly Taylor.

A poem for Scottish Ballet

By Rob Foxcroft

Paul Arrowsmith's article on Peter Darrell in the Dancing Times December 2014 issue

Peter Who?Paul Arrowsmith's article 'Peter Who?' in the December '14 issue of the Dancing times highlights why Darrell left London creating a touring company producing works of wide and popular appeal. Was he ignored by the London establishment because of this decision?

Summer 2014 newsletter and Nutcracker booking form

Here is the Summer 2014 Newsletter giving you the latest news, including update on Peter Darrell's 'Nutcracker', which we hope you'll enjoy. You can download it here.

Peter Darrell documentary on BBC4

The Elly Taylor documentary 'Peter Darrell Scotland's Dance Pioneer' will be given a Network transmission on BBC FOUR on 7th March 2014 at 7.30pm as part of BBC FOUR'S Dance Season.

Peter Darrell's Nutcracker to be performed

Wonderful news - the Scottish Ballet have announced that they will present Peter Darrell's Nutcracker, which will tour during the winter 2014/15 season.

Please click here to read more on Scottish Ballet website.

Join us

Our website has new video interviews, listed under A Life Remembered, with Clement Crisp, David Ellis, Elaine McDonald, John Percival and Paul Tyers.

A new screening

Peter Darrell film posterPeter Darrell Scotland’s Dance Pioneer docu film has been selected to be part of Dance: Film13 programme.

Prestigious award

Elly Taylor has been announced as the winner of a Certificate of Excellence at the 2013 US International Film and Video Festival for her documentary "Peter Darrell - Scotland's Dance Pioneer".


Duets photoAs part of the Edinburgh International Festival '13 Scottish Ballet presents Dance Odysseys at Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the programme 'Duets' take place on Saturday 17 August at 5pm and Sunday 18 August at 12noon. Stage Studio Tickets are £12 and are available here.

A journey down memory lane

The showing of Peter's films at this years Glasgow Film Festival were very well received and for many who attended a very enjoyable journey down memory lane.

Why I made this film

picture of ellie taylorElly Taylor tells why she made the film: Peter Darrell Scotland's Dance Pioneer

GFT screening update

Millennium hotel logoHazel Merry, who danced the lead role in 'Houseparty' will give an introduction to the film on Friday 15th February.

Oliver Symons, who danced in 'Mods and Rockers' will give an introduction to the film on Tuesday 19th February.

Peter Darrell: Scotland's Dance Pioneer

FlierElly Taylor's wonderful tribute to the life and legacy of Peter Darrell will be shown as part of the Glasgow Film Festival at the GFT along with the rare screenings of Peter's work - Mods and Rockers (1964) and Houseparty (1964).

The showings are on Friday 15 February 2013 at 11.15 and Tuesday 19 February 2013 at 14.30.