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  1. Royal Ballet in Tales of Beatrix Potter / Les Patineurs at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 23, 27, 29, & 30 Dec, 4, 5, & 8 Jan

    ‘Swept up in the ballet’s childlike exuberance, the entire cast delivers outstanding performances. Much praise to Laura Morera and Bennet Gartside for their piggy love duet, to Steven McRae for his ebullient Squirrel Nutkin, and to Jonathan Howells, swathe… 

  2. Royal Ballet in Tales of Beatrix Potter / Les Patineurs at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 23, 27, 29, & 30 Dec, 4, 5, & 8 Jan

    ‘That richness of characterisation and invention runs through the whole piece, from Jemima Puddle-Duck’s heel-led, wide-footed wiggling, to the excited pointed fingers and scurrying feet of the mice, to the bounding jumps for Jeremy Fisher.The bill opened wit… 

  3. ROH2 in Pinocchio at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 10 Dec - 5 Jan 08

    ‘Pinocchio, like his Wind in the Willows, is a delight: sharply witty, properly sentimental, perfectly pitched in all of its elements.’ 

  4. News: New work for Random

    Friday 28 December 2007

    Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet, has started work on a new piece for his company Random Dance, looking at the links between artificial intelligence and choreography.Francesca Martin, G… Continue Reading

  5. New Adventures in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 13 Dec 07 - 20 Jan 08

    ‘Best of all is Sweetieland, where everyone tastes as good as they look, and where the national dances are transformed into sweet-themed characters’  

  6. English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 19 Dec - 5 Jan 08

    ‘One of the few things that rescue this production of The Nutcracker is Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks. The elegant pair are pure classical dancers and when they walk on stage you can hear the relief that calm and order has returned.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in Tales of Beatrix Potter / Les Patineurs at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 23, 27, 29, & 30 Dec, 4, 5, & 8 Jan

    ‘Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddle-Duck inhabit an English idyll, and Ashton has them dancing so merrily you almost believe Potter’s characters have been brought to life.The sets and costumes are wonderful, and even if the b… 

  8. Disney in Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour at O2 Arena

    Press Review Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, Friday 28 December 2007Performance 26-30 Dec.07

    ‘A well-choreographed basketball game made one forget that everyone was balancing on metal blades.’  

  9. News: Strictly Come Dancing

    Friday 21 December 2007

    As the Strictly Come Dancing final waits in the green room to strut its sequinned stuff on Saturday night, Patrick Barkham talks to the stars of the show – Len, Arlene, Bruno and Craig. Head judge Len Good… Continue Reading

  10. News: Ballerina marries BNP councillor

    Friday 21 December 2007

    Ballerina Simone Clark, a member of the British National Party, is to marry Richard Barnbrook, the leader of the the BNP in Barking and Dagenham. Matthew Taylor from the Guardian reports, ‘When he was inte… Continue Reading

  11. ROH2 in Pinocchio at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 20 December 2007Performance 10 Dec - 5 Jan 08

    ****‘The stage wizardry will stay in your memory, though, while the understated scenes of loss, remorse and redemption will quite simply squeeze your heart.’ 

  12. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 20 December 2007Performance 8 Dec 07 - 19 Jan 08 (various dates)

    ‘Superficially this confection of delights is a perfect choice: it opens with a party for young people, contains a lot of magic, features a second act visit to the Kingdom of Sweets and has a little girl as its heroine.’ 

  13. New Adventures in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 20 December 2007Performance 13 Dec 07 - 20 Jan 08

    ‘It is cleverly pitched to appeal to all ages and both genders, with jokes for the young and nostalgia for the old, and an equal measure of boyish pranks and girlish kitsch. The choreography, reworked from 1992, looks better than ever, a winning combination of s… 

  14. New Adventures in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 20 December 2007Performance 13 Dec 07 - 20 Jan 08

    ‘ …it would take a heart as hard as stone to resist its extraordinary high spirits. Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! deserves its celebratory exclamation mark – it is a real Christmas treat.’ 

  15. New Adventures in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 20 December 2007Performance 13 Dec 07 - 20 Jan 08

    ‘His latest revival of Nutcracker is arguably the best it has ever been, stuffed full of performers who dance beautifully yet still manage to look eccentric, even malformed.’  

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