“Simon Callow examines Wagner’s history whilst delving into his psyche, attempting to understand what made him tick and how he came to produce such momentous, if divisive, works and opinions.”
Author Rachel Fellows
Twenty years after his death, the English National Ballet is staging their homage to the dancer, director and choreographer by performing three works that delve intimately into his artistic life.
“Private Lives is the funniest play I have ever seen. Period…I’m not urging you, I’m telling you: go and see Toby Stevens and Anna Chancellor right now.”
A painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Johannes Vermeer’s works provide a glimpse into everyday 17th century life in the Netherlands.
“Kenneth Macmillan’s 1978 offering is very much a grown-up ballet, setting itself apart with a male dancer in the lead role…and a frenzy of drugs, prostitution, infidelity and gun-wielding.”
You forget the rapturous applause that accompanies an Acosta appearance. It’s deafening. There are many good dancers, but the might of Carlos Acosta is something else entirely.
“This production is a gem, making the absolute most of its venue and pouring imagination into the tale, to charming and thought-provoking effect.”
“Actress-turned-director Maria Friedman has taken this production through a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it won the 2012 Critics’ Circle award for Best Musical before transferring to the West End.”
“Anyone would think the ballet world had lost the plot following the recent exploits at the Bolshoi, but now Sergei Polunin – former Royal Ballet star who quit unexpectedly last January at the height of fame, a week before an opening night – has bolted from yet another production…”
“A Chorus Line is a proper musical. It has glittery top hats and everything. Yet it is unlike any other musical since it shows the ugly side of its own business…”
“This astonishing production toils with Pinter’s themes of identity and memory to confuse the audience, and the result is nothing short of electric.”