REVIEW ROUND-UP: La Fille Mal Gardee at the Royal Opera House

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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.

Lise is the only daughter of Widow Simone. Lise loves Colas, a young farmer – but her mother has far more ambitious plans, and is determined that Lise marry Alain, the son of a wealthy landowner….

La Fille Mal Gardee will play at the Royal Opera House until 22 October 2016. 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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