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REVIEW | Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty |

Matthew Bourne never fails to adapt a classic tale into a thrillingly innovative production interjected with a twist of darkness. As his third adaptation of a Tchaikovsky ballet, Bourne re-imagines Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance. Set in 1890 and spanning until modern day, Aurora is cursed by the dark fairy Carabosse and her son Caradoc attempts to seduce…

REVIEW | Guys and Dolls | UK Tour

Straight from the West End, the Guys and Dolls UK Tour provides an outstanding production of Frank Loesser’s classic musical. Set in New York, Nathan Detroit is a middle aged gambler who has been engaged to his fiance Miss Adelaide for 14 years, a woman who is desperate to get married but Nathan just can’t get the money…

REVIEW | Jenufa | Opera North

Opera North’s revival of Jenufa, a story of emotional heartbreak is told on a stage so minimalistic and bare that the consuming emotion is highly amplified. The angular set is suitably fitting to the era and fashion of the time, it gives a semi abstract feel to the staging. The story begins with a young girl…