Frederick Ashton’s ballet is brought to life once again and opening the Royal Ballet’s new season at the Royal Opera House.
The Independent: ★★★★ “Warmth comes glowing off the stage in this Royal Ballet performance of Frederick Ashton’s ballet, an enchanting blend of sweetness and brilliant dancing.”
The Stage: ★★★★ “Warming, cheerful and charming production of Ashton’s provincial tale.”
The Telegraph: ★★★★★ “an ensemble performance of 24-carat enchantment.”
British Theatre Guide: “the choreography, Ashton’s steps, is as bright and crisp and clear as daylight, as fresh as the day it was minted.”
The Arts Desk: “You’ll go home humming, and smiling; you might even think that the world isn’t such a very terrible place really.”
Considered to be Frederick Ashton’s is one of his best loved creations. It was his final full length ballet and was based on a 1789 French ballet originally created by Jean Dauberval and was a huge success when it originally premiered in 1960 and has remained a favourite ever since in the Royal Ballet repertoire.
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La Fille Mal Gardee will play at the Royal Opera House until 22 October 2016.