Tag Archives: Lez Brotherston

The Red Shoes – Matthew Bourne: Sadler’s Wells, London, 14 December 2016

Dance the blues You know how usually a movie doesn’t live up to the book? Well, here’s a case of a dance show that doesn’t live up to the movie. Powell and Pressburger’s 1948 film The Red Shoes has become … Continue reading

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The Car Man – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 22 April 2015

Down, down, deeper on down For the first 10 minutes or so of The Car Man there’s a lot of big ensemble dancing and bullying but not a great deal of plot. With the arrival of a drifter named Luca … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Fairy Tale – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 23 April 2013

A fine romance In the grand tradition of Matthew Bourne shows Sleeping Beauty is an entertaining affair. As always, it’s wonderful to look at; Lez Brotherston’s fangtastic Gothic staging doesn’t spare the dry ice, nor stint on the size of … Continue reading

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