Reviews

  1. 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. 

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Darshan Singh Bhuller 'Mapping'  Photo: Toni Nandi

    Review: Phoenix Dance Theatre - Mapping / Shadows / Shift / Document - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 8 December 2014— Performance: 25 - 29 November 2014

    - an excellent balance of thematic relevance coupled with dramatic and choreographic variety.  Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 8 December 2014Performance 6 December 2014 - 16 January 2015

    It is absurdist, often dark, occasionally Kafka-esque. Wheeldon does not shy away from this – the sausage-making scene in the Cook’s kitchen is straight out of Sweeney Todd, and the axe-wielding lunacy of the Queen of Hearts creates a real sense of jeopardy. 

  6. The Snowman - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Serena Davies, Telegraph, Wednesday 3 December 2014Performance 26 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

    The Snowman is now on its seventeenth annual visit to London’s Peacock Theatre. It’s as crucial to Christmas as mince pies. Dislike it, and Santa won’t come. And yet myself and my four-year-old daughter – the target age if the Saturday morning audience demographi… 

  7. Jonathan Goddard and Kristin McGuire in 'Dracula'
Photo: Colin Hawkins

    Review: Dracula - Mark Bruce Company

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 3 December 2014— Performance: 26 November 2014

    Having seen the work twice, I am confident that it is the most absorbing and satisfying piece of new narrative dance theatre made in the UK for several years. Although I struggle to imagine any other dancer in t… Continue Reading

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