balletLORENT back on tour

Published: 24 August 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

The Lost Happy Endings
The Lost Happy Endings
The Lost Happy Endings

The tour of balletLORENT’s The Lost Happy Endings, which was brought to a halt by the pandemic last year, resumes in September, with performances already announced for Hull, Salford, Aberdeen and Newcastle.

The Lost Happy Endings tells the story of Jub, a magical girl with six fingers on each hand whose job is to guard the Happy Endings to stories and fairytales. But one day, an otherworldly Witch steals them, and at bedtime the stories are destroyed:

Goldilocks changed the locks on the cottage of the three bears...

Cinderella's foot is now too big for the glass slipper...

Little Red Riding Hood is gobbled up by the wolf...

And Pinocchio's nose never stops growing In fact, his nose grew so long that he arrived everywhere a whole day before he set off.

As the Witch disappears with the stolen Happy Endings, it is up to Jub to save the night, encountering many beloved fairytale characters and woodland creatures in her quest.

Based on an original story by Carol Ann Duffy, narrated by Joanna Lumley with an original score composed by Murray Gold, set design by Neil Murray, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth & Michael Morgan, costume design by Nasir Mazhar, The Lost Happy Endings was commissioned by Sadler's Wells and co-produced by Northern Stage.

Suitable for all ages 5+

Tour dates confirmed to date are:

  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 15 & 16 September '21
  • Hull New Theatre, 8 October '21
  • The Lowry, Salford, 22 & 23 October '21
  • His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, 5 & 6 November '21
  • Newcastle Theatre Royal, 18 & 19 March '22

Further dates TBA.