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‘Perfect reimagination’: SWAN LAKE – Touring ★★★★

In Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

The most famous aspect of Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake is the replacement of lithe ballerinas with muscular male dancers but this is a much reimagined story and as with all of New Adventures’ productions the mix of recognisable settings, dark imagery and moments of high comedy makes for a thoroughly entertaining evening.

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NEWS: Legendary choreographer & director Gillian Lynne dies at the of 92

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Director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, who will always be remembered for her groundbreaking work for musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, has died at the age of 92. Theatres across London’s West End will be dimming their lights at 7pm on Monday 2 July as a tribute by the theatre industry and audience members to the legendary choreographer. The tradition …

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‘Fun & imaginative touches’: Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA – Sadler’s Wells & touring ★★★★

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This production twists the Cinderella story a little too far for younger audiences who would be more suited to the traditional fairy tale version by Sir Frederick Ashton. As expected this is an incredibly innovative show with a nostalgic tribute to the war years and the silver screen. There are fun and imaginative touches from start to finish.

VS. – The Yard Theatre

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Vs is a short but energizing piece of dance theatre. It’s fun, but it would be even more fun if it didn’t come clothed in the relentless hype that Goode and his admirers have created around the show. You are entitled to believe that queer performance is the future of British theatre, but really you can only believe that this kind of devised live art is brilliant if you have no historical memory whatsoever.