DV8's latest National Theatre co-production opens at the end of this month. Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to see one of the first London performances... Continue Reading
“I like putting people into another dimension. I’m always very inspired by a lot of surreal artists; Dali is my guy.” The man behind Dance Umbrella's first hip hop commission talks to Siobh… Continue Reading
All three young makers in this selection from Birmingham’s international theatre festival' programme took a simple concept & productively exploited it to variably clever, hilarious or moving effect... Continue Reading
Gillian Lynne was in the original 1944 production of Robert Helpmann's ballet, which she has recreated for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Graham Watts looks back at divided critical opinion of the time... Continue Reading
Ben Duke & Lucy Kirkwood have created a loose interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s short story ‘Lappin and Lapinova’ in dance theatre, through a pleasing blend of spoken text, mime and movement. Continue Reading
Brutal, charming, deranged yet ultimately full of hope, director Matthew Bourne and choreographer Scott ambler rub our noses into the rotten side of human nature.
‘Ordinary Courage’ is a nuanced and powerful examination of loss, inspired by the death of Clinkard’s mother in 2010.
Matthew Bourne has always been clear that his adaptation of Lord of the Flies is principally about the kids… What appears on stage, however, explodes any preconceptions of a dutiful community project.
I can't think of any box that doesn’t get a large tick from this exhilarating production... it's superbly structured and well-paced dance theatre. Continue Reading
The result is as brazenly theatrical as Helpmann himself was, a lively, oddball study in life, death, envy and crowd-mentality that’s as much dance-theatre as ballet.
Day after day, every single dancer on stage from the humblest beggar to the leading lady manages to project character and mould meaning.
…if Manon’s materialism is superbly portrayed, less convincing is her [Natalia Osipova’s] appetite for love. The problem lies partly with Carlos Acosta, who, as the poet Des Grieux, is not pressingly romantic or sexual enough, nor, in this late stage of his car…
For the first time the company are announcing the lead casting for specific dates, so audiences will be able to find out when Dominic North and Liam Mower are performing in the title role... Continue Reading