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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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‘Vision & passion for Macbeth’: In discussion with the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Plays, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Artistic Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris met with invited guests this week at the Theatre Royal Bath to talk about the touring production of Macbeth and his vision and passion. I was present and captured both his talk and an interview with Norris.

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

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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.