The Royal Ballet is currently performing Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss. But what have critics made of this revival?
The Guardian:**** “Winter’s Tale already looks like a ballet that can build through the interpretations of future generations.”
The Telegraph: **** “This revival confirms The Winter’s Tale as a modern classic, and it demands to be seen.”
London Dance.com: “Wheeldon has done a fine job in creating the first full-length ballet from The Winter’s Tale.”
Londonist: ***** “The original story is skilfully, and only slightly, altered to work for a predominantly visual medium, and a second viewing provides even greater opportunities to appreciate just how clever the ballet is in rendering the play’s themes.”
The Upcoming: **** “This is a production of great ambition that manages to honour Shakespeare’s plot while incorporating new elements.”
British Theatre Guide: “I can’t fault the intelligent fresh-eyed interpretation, yet it does not move me as much as perhaps it should.”