PREVIEW: Manon, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

The English National Ballet’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet returns to London.  Playing at the London Coliseum from the 16th to the 20th January, the ENB’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s classic ballet features music by Jules Massenet arranged by Martin Yates. In a world where extravagant riches and abject poverty exist side by side, Manon is caught in-between. She falls in love with a penniless student,… Read More

Review Round Up: Mayerling, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s dark ballet, now playing at the Royal Opera House.  The Guardian: *** “If the lack of chemistry between the two leads was disappointing, the production as a whole is splendid. Nicholas Georgiadis’s brooding designs perfectly convey the claustrophobia and stifling protocol of… Read More

Review Round Up: Mayerling, Royal Opera House

Discover what critics have been saying about the Royal Ballet’s revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling here:  Financial Times: ***** “A tremendous ballet. A tremendous ensemble. Mayerling, Kenneth MacMillan’s study of the deaths of Archduke Rudolf and his mistress Mary Vetsera at the Royal Hunting Lodge in 1889, is a consummate theatrical machine.” The Stage: *****… Read More

Coming Soon: Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling Returns to the Royal Opera House

Considered to be the choreographer’s greatest masterpiece, this three act ballet returns to the Royal Opera House from the 28th April.  Rudolf, the emotionally unstable Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, is forced to marry Princess Stephanie against his will. His former lover Marie Larisch procures him a young new mistress, Mary Vetsera – who shares his… Read More

Review Round Up: Anastasia, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet perform Kenneth MacMillan’s full length ballet exploring identity in the wake of the Russian Revolution.  The Independent: *** “Kenneth MacMillan’s work is an unwieldy mix of psychological insight and padding: not until the last act does the ballerina, superstar Natalia Osipova in this Royal Ballet revival, get the chance to really stretch… Read More

Royal Ballet World Premiere Announced

Wayne McGregor’s latest work for the Royal Ballet Obsidian Tear is part of a new mixed bill, which will also include a revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s The Invitation and Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour.  Obsidian Tear is the first piece to be created for an all male cast for the renowned ballet company. It… Read More