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  1. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 12 December 2014Performance 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    Nutcrackers grow in repertory. English National Ballet’s largely traditional production is getting more focused with time, its storytelling tighter.  

  2. English National Ballet - The Nutcracker- London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 12 December 2014Performance 11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

    As for the corps, although they appeared to dance the Act I snowflakes with more professionalism than affection, by Act II they looked happier, and were, as always, a commendably tight unit. 

  3. New Adventures - 'Edward Scissorhands'. Ashley Shaw & Dominic North. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 11 December 2014— Performance: 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    This melting pot of ‘50s Americana is the recipe for a frothy production of 'Edward Scissorhands' that underlines Matthew Bourne’s credentials for being both the best storyteller in dance theatre... Continue Reading

  4. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    …for the main part, this newly nipped, tucked and tweaked New Adventures production – back at Sadler’s Wells for the first time since 2006 – is vintage Bourne. 

  5. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    One very good reason to love Matthew Bourne is that the small characters he creates can be as beguiling as any of his protagonists. 

  6. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, , Thursday 11 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    This show comes into its own in its big company numbers, the stage buzzing with bodies, and several mini stories going on in the background, everything timed like clockwork. These set pieces really form the meat of the show, rather than the love story between Edward (an … 

  7. 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party'. Photo: Alice Pennefather

    Review: Zoonation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Rachel Nouchi, Thursday 11 December 2014— Performance: 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    Rather than falling down a rabbit hole, Alice (Lizzie Gough) & friends are locked up in a high security unit- much to the bad luck of newly qualified young psychiatrist Ernest (Tommy Franzen)... Continue Reading

  8. Resolution! 2015. Photo: Chris Nash

    News: Resolution! 2015

    Wednesday 10 December 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Eighty four companies are preparing to kick start the new year in The Place's annual showcase for new dance makers, which runs from 8 January - 21 February Continue Reading

  9. New Adventures - Edward Scissorhands - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 4 December 2014 - 11 January 2015

    The dance scenes, such as the Christmas party or the dream ballet performed by Edward’s topiary hedges, lack Bourne’s usual narrative drive. 

  10. ZooNation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    ZooNation Dance Company’s new hip hop take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland takes off once we reach Wonderland itself. A throng of splendid dancers jump onto the giant tea table, showing off brilliant moves. It takes a while to get going, but it’s a show to send… 

  11. ZooNation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    I’m not sure I have ever seen the core hip-hop dance vocabulary of locking, popping and breaking put to such vivid and varied character-driven use, and, although the boys tend to make a slightly bigger impression than the girls here, everyone dances as if their life de… 

  12. ZooNation - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, , Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 9 December 2014 - 3 January 2015

    …the band are superb, the dancing is skilled, and like Ernest, who learns that “all the best people are bonkers”, we’re pretty much taken captive by the show’s party spirit. 

  13. Royal Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 10 December 2014Performance 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

    The two main conclusions about Wheeldon’s ballet remain: it’s stunning to look at, with eye-popping designs by Bob Crowley, but the episodic source material doesn’t provide a satisfying narrative and Wheeldon doesn’t really find a way around that. 

  14. Cris Penfold and the cast of 'The Wind in the Willows', Vaudeville Theatre.  Photo: Johan Persson.

    Review: The Wind in the Willows - Vaudeville Theatre

    Rachel Nouchi, Wednesday 10 December 2014— Performance: 4 December 2014 - 17 January 2015

    What makes this production so enjoyable is the ease with which it switches from the serious to the quirkily comic - as much embedded in the costume design as in the dancing and action. Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet - 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' Sarah Lamb as Alice ©ROH, Johan Persson, 2011.

    Review: Royal Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Royal Opera House

    Claire Cohen, Monday 8 December 2014— Performance: 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

    Performance reviewed: 6 December Is it a ballet or is it a variety show? It’s a question often asked about Christopher Wheeldon’s first full length commission for the Royal Ballet (and the company’s fi… Continue Reading

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