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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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‘No sleeping through this beauty of a production’: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Birmingham Royal Ballet) – Touring ★★★★

In Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Sleeping Beauty follows the well-loved fairytale of good triumphing over evil, Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil fairy Carabosse then saved by the good Lilac Fairy and a Prince. Peter Wright’s luxurious production adds to the original choreography by Marius Petipa.