Reviews for The Flowerbed

  1. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Lisa Haight, Wednesday 28 June 2006 — Performance: 21 Jun-8 Jul

    I have seen many different versions of Romeo and Juliet, both live and on screen, from Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 version to Baz Luhrman’s 1996 one. However, I’ve never quite seen anything like M… Continue Reading

  2. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 4 July 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘It’s an intriguing if sometimes brash, show, of which you can say that there’s seldom a dull moment.’ 

  3. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘It’s not Romeo and Juliet as we know it, but what it says about the futility of civil strife is the same.’ 

  4. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 26 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘The Flowerbed is stronger on caricature than feeling: the characters work best when preening, competitive, imitating each other or smiling vinegar greetings.’  

  5. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 26 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘…with so much choreography disappearing down the blind alley of Merce Cunningham-styled abstraction, The Flowerbed serves as an impressive example of the kind of narrative dance-work that smaller-scale contemporary companies might be considering.’ 

  6. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 23 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘Any hint of cliche is also dispersed by the seven superb dancers, who embody these characters with a mix of freakishness and dead pan comedy…’ 

  7. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Flowerbed at The Pit, Barbican

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 23 June 2006Performance 21 Jun-8 Jul

    ‘Keegan-Dolan, who works extensively in opera, could be labelled Matthew Bourne’s thematically raw Hibernian cousin.’  

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