The wintry Russian setting and grand Tchaikovsky score prove an ideal fit for The Imperial Ice Stars, whose revived production of Swan Lake on Ice effortlessly integrates the spectacle of ice skating with the beloved fairytale ballet.
Spring is a brave and beautiful adventure, a trip to the light fantastic. But, if you like a bit more meat on your bone, then the Gandini’s previous show Sigma offers much more depth and, importantly for me, a sense of connection with its audience.
There are numerous nice ideas in the script for Will at the Rose Playhouse, but the resulting effect is just that – nice. Nothing here is groundbreaking or fully developed and the anomalous mix of styles indicates a lack of focus and precision in both the script and direction.