Lez Brotherston

Bourne’s Cinders for Fest Theatre

Bourne’s Cinders for Fest Theatre

June 2018 date for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella:

Matthew Bourne’s Olivier award-winning ballet of Cinderella is to play Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in June as part of a major UK tour which starts this Christmas at Sadler’s Wells in London.

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Duet For One

Duet For One

★★★☆☆   Solid:

Thought-provoking and icily emotional, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s version of Duet For One at the King’s until Saturday is wonderfully acted but never really takes flight.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆ Modern elegance:
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, on national tour and at the Festival Theatre all week, is an exquisite celebration of classical ballet with Bourne’s typical modern twist.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆Beautiful and dangerous:
Love, lust, obsession and despair are given colourful and vigorous life in Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Red Shoes, touring to the Festival Theatre this week.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

✭✭✭✩✩ Impressive energy:
Accomplished, athletic dancing and clever staging are present and correct in The Car Man. However, it lacks the emotional punch to be an unqualified success.

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

✭✭✭✩✩ Sporadic magic:
The sumptuous, Victorian backdrop to The Nutcracker is entirely appropriate for a production that has much of the appeal of a huge box of chocolates.

December 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake  – Review

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Review

★★★★☆ Exquisite physicality

The shockwaves that once accompanied Matthew Bourne’s version of Swan Lake may have receded, but what is left is a stunning and at times magical evening.

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