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‘Brilliantly told & unbelievably gripping’: MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET – Touring ★★★★

In Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Sophie GarrodLeave a Comment

I realised very quickly to believe in the critics that have described Matthew Bourne as a wonderful storyteller. Through physical movement, relationships between characters, facial expression and energy (both soft and dynamic), the beautifully tragic story of Romeo and Juliet is told.

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‘Great music which finds so many ways into our hearts’: Celebrating the splendour of Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets

In Audio, Classical music, Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Edward SeckersonLeave a Comment

I was a little late to the party in respect of Vladimir Jurowski’s scintillating new recording of the original 1877 version of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Yevgeny Svetlanov’s orchestra) but I’ve been much absorbed by it, thrilled by it.