Humphery and Hamish's Promise a ‘Cracking’ Performance in Lavish Scottish Ballet Production
3rd December 2014

It is every budding young performer’s dream; to be cast in the Scottish Ballet’s latest production.

Two Loretto Junior School pupils received a massive boost to their ambitions by landing roles in the Scottish Ballet’s fresh and vivid retelling of The Nutcracker.

Humphrey Borsi, 10 from Musselburgh in East Lothian and Hamish Ogilvy, 11 from Pencaitland, East Lothian auditioned recently and both were cast following demanding auditions and some stiff competition.

Following on from the hugely successful productions Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty comes this revival of The Nutcracker, a sweet yet deliciously sharp take on ETA Hoffmann’s original story Nutcracker and the King of Mice.

This retelling of the famous Christmas story features stunning sets and costumes, breath-taking choreography and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

The Nutcracker arrives at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on 8th December.

Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Humphrey and Hamish - we do congratulate them both. They are both talented young men-certainly ones to watch in the future!”


Loretto School 

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18. 

Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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