Faithful Gelert


Choreographer: Poppy Ben-David

Composer: Tim Hammond

Original Scenario: Lucille Briance

Original Costume Design: Abe Hamilton

New Costume Design: Nicola Fitchett

Set Design: Richard Hornsby

Lighting Design: Jon Buswell

This Welsh legend tells the story of a wolfhound Gelert, the loyal companion of a noble huntsman, Llywelyn. While hunting they are attacked by a dangerous wolf, but with one swift arrow they are rescued by Joan, a Princess in disguise who is also out hunting. Llywelyn and Joan fall in love and marry and have a baby, Clova. An evil witch, enraged by the death of her favourite wolf, vows revenge on Llywelyn and she sends a wolf to kill Clova. The baby is defended by the loyal wolfhound Gelert, but the triumph is short-lived and the tale ends in tragedy.

"I want to congratulate you on your extraordinary production. I have cried twice in ballet – for Sylvie Guillem in Giselle and now for the children of LCB in A Little Princess. It was an astonishing performance, a breathtaking achievement and an unforgettable one as well. Huge congratulations."

Jane Warren, The Express

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