Scottish theater cancels visit by acclaimed Russian ballet company due to Ukraine invasion


A Scottish theater has canceled a visit by an acclaimed Russian ballet company as they ‘stand firm’ behind the Ukrainian people.

Edinburgh Playhouse released a statement on Saturday evening confirming the cancellation due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as Vladimir Putin continues to push forward aggressively.

The Russian Siberian State Ballet Company has been booked for numerous dates in March and was due to present Romeo and Juliet, as well as Swan Lake.

The decision has now been made to cancel both shows.

Sharing the news on social media, the Ambassador Theater Group said it hoped for a “swift” return to peace in the region.

A statement on the Edinburgh Playhouse Facebook page said: “Ambassador Theater Group strongly supports the people and nation of Ukraine at this time.

“As a result, the decision has been taken to cancel the Russian State Ballet Company of Siberia’s forthcoming visit to our venues, Edinburgh Playhouse and Bristol Hippodrome, which were due to take place from March 3-5 and March 25-26 respectively.

“We hope for a quick return to peace and stability in the region.

“We will contact customers who had tickets for these performances as soon as possible, and thank them for their patience and understanding.”

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