Category Archives: Royal Albert Hall

Swan Lake – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 4 June 2016

Osi-Osi-Osiel, Oy-Oy-Oy The great thing about Derek Deane’s Swan Lake in-the-round is that although the sheer scale of it is impressive, the story of Odette and Siegfried remains the heart upon which it relies. Alina Cojocaru began and finished the … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2014

M-m-m-my Verona In terms of pure spectacle, Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet still cuts the mustard. Created in 1998 it manages to breathlessly fill the enormous space of the Royal Albert Hall, even when there’s only two people on stage. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 12 June 2013

And in other news It takes a bit of getting used to, this ballet ‘in-the-round’ lark, but, as English National Ballet’s excellently-staged Swan Lake proved, it’s worth the effort for all the different viewpoints you get. Act I is always … Continue reading

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