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CinemaLive partners with Australian Ballet on trilogy of productions

The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppélia will be released in 500 cinemas worldwide.

Event cinema distributor CinemaLive has partnered with The Australian Ballet to deliver three productions into cinemas worldwide over the coming 12 months.

The trilogy of ballets, dubbed The Fairy Tale Series, will commence with David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty, which the Australian company performed in 2015. In October 2016, the production will be screened in 500 cinemas across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Central and South America.

The second ballet is Cinderella, which will be performed in a limited exclusive London run at the Coliseum from July, before entering cinemas later this year. Alexei Ratmansky choreographed the production, which Jerome Kaplan designed.

The final production of the initial partnership will be Coppélia, which was revived by the company’s founding artistic director Peggy Van Praagh and theatre director George Ogilvie, with costumes by Kristian Fredikson. It will premiere in cinemas in 2017.

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Bill Pertwee obituary

Actor best known for playing the officious Arp warden William Hodges in Dad's Army

In his early days as a cabaret artist, the actor Bill Pertwee, who has died aged 86, did a manic cricket revue sketch at a fashionable club in central London. A haughty and inebriated diner kicked over his stumps and shouted: "How's that?" Pertwee punched him in the stomach and was escorted out by the head waiter, who informed him that the customer was always right. "As far as I'm concerned, he isn't!" retorted Pertwee.

This bubbling belligerence was successfully incorporated into the bossy character that made Pertwee famous: Arp Warden William Hodges in the celebrated BBC television series Dad's Army (1968-77), written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. As Hodges, he perpetually clashed with Captain George Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) of the Home Guard.

The inspiration for the way Pertwee played the warden came from his boyhood during the second world war,
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Bill Pertwee obituary

Actor best known for playing the officious Arp warden William Hodges in Dad's Army

In his early days as a cabaret artist, the actor Bill Pertwee, who has died aged 86, did a manic cricket revue sketch at a fashionable club in central London. A haughty and inebriated diner kicked over his stumps and shouted: "How's that?" Pertwee punched him in the stomach and was escorted out by the head waiter, who informed him that the customer was always right. "As far as I'm concerned, he isn't!" retorted Pertwee.

This bubbling belligerence was successfully incorporated into the bossy character that made Pertwee famous: Arp Warden William Hodges in the celebrated BBC television series Dad's Army (1968-77), written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. As Hodges, he perpetually clashed with Captain George Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) of the Home Guard.

The inspiration for the way Pertwee played the warden came from his boyhood during the second world war,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

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