The classic novel Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild was released in 1936 and has been adapted for TV and film several times since then. The most recent adaptation is the 2007 movie, Ballet Shoes, which was filmed in the UK and Ireland.
The movie was directed by Sandra Goldbacher and produced by BBC Films, with a screenplay written by Heidi Thomas. It stars Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Pauline Fossil, Lucy Boynton as Petrova Fossil, and Yasmin Paige as Posy Fossil. The film also features Victoria Wood, Emilia Fox and Richard Griffiths.
Plot: The story follows three orphaned sisters who are taken in by an eccentric explorer uncle (Griffiths). He entrusts them to a strict boarding school where they learn to dance, act and sing. With the help of Miss Skinner (Wood), they eventually make their way to London’s West End theatre district where they must compete for a coveted part in a major ballet production.
Filming Locations: Most of the filming for Ballet Shoes took place across England and Ireland. The primary location was Lyme Hall in Cheshire, which doubled as both the exterior of the Fossils’ home and Miss Skinner’s ballet school. Other locations included Burnham Market in Norfolk; Kensington Gardens in London; Hammersmith Bridge in London; Covent Garden Piazza in London; Kilmainham Gaol Prison Museum in Dublin; Enniskerry Village in Wicklow; Dún Laoghaire Pier in Dublin; Corkagh Park Pet Farm in Dublin; Rush Hill House near Belfast; Carrickfergus Castle near Belfast; Florence Court House near Enniskillen; Glenarm Castle near Larne; Inch Abbey near Downpatrick; Antrim Castle Gardens near Belfast; Waringstown Churchyard near Belfast and several other locations throughout England and Ireland.
When Was Ballet Shoes Filmed?
Ballet Shoes was filmed between August 2006 – January 2007 throughout England and Ireland.
In conclusion, Ballet Shoes is an iconic novel that has been adapted numerous times over the years for both television and film. The most recent adaptation is the 2007 movie which was filmed between August 2006 – January 2007 across England and Ireland at various locations including Lyme Hall, Kensington Gardens, Kilmainham Gaol Prison Museum, Corkagh Park Pet Farm and more.