Review Round Up: Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre

Richard Eyre’s production of the musical has flown back into the West End – but what do the critics think of it? WhatsOnStage: **** “The musical’s best sequences are those that just let rip with joy and wonder. Richard Eyre directs with pace and panache, much helped by the choreography of Matthew Bourne (who is… Read More

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Review Round Up: Romeo & Juliet, Sadler’s Wells

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Romeo & Juliet . The Independent: **** “Where many Romeo retellings emphasise contemporary divisions, Bourne reframes it as a story of young people against a uniformly oppressive system.” The Telegraph: ***** “For a few agonising moments during the press night for Matthew Bourne’s new… Read More

REVIEW: Swan Lake, New Victoria Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s classic production looks as fresh as ever and a glorious celebration of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music. Filled with plenty of drama and intensity, there is no denying that Matthew Bourne’s take on Swan Lake has been revered since it was first staged in 1995 for very good reason. It is by turns beautiful, heart… Read More

NEWS: Dates Confirmed for Revival of Mary Poppins

The musical is set to return to London to play at the Prince Edward  Theatre later this year.  This revival of the popular musical is set to star Charlie Stemp as Bert and Zizi Strallen will play the the title role when it arrives at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 23rd October, with official opening night taking place on the 13th November. It is initially booking in the West End… Read More

Review Round Up: Swan Lake, Sadler’s Wells

Matthew Bourne’s classic production returns to Sadler’s Wells – find out if it still lives up to expectations with LLLC’s review round up… The Telegraph: **** “this production – flaws and all – remains an embarrassment of riches, and in Ball it may well have found its most electrifying leading man since the dancer who… Read More

NEWS: New Dates Added to UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

New Adventures have confirmed additional dates have been added to its UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, which will begin at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on the 22nd September.  It has been confirmed that the production will tour the UK for 32 weeks, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth  ahead of an eight-week Christmas season… Read More

NEWS: Further Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

New Adventures has confirmed new dates for the upcoming UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s beloved production of Swan Lake.  Opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 22nd September, the latest UK tour for Matthew Bourne’s classic production will then visit Curve, Leicester; Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe; Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; Theatre Royal, Nottingham and The Lowry, Salford ahead of an eight-week Christmas… Read More

Review Round Up: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Sadler’s Wells

Following on from last year’s highly successful production of The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures presents Cinderella at Sadler’s Wells before embarking on a UK tour. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews:  The Stage: **** “Evocative, spectacular and very, very loud, this is Bourne at his most Barnum-like.” Musical Theatre Musings:… Read More

NEWS: New Adventures Announces Return of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

The dance company have announced that Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake will return to Sadler’s Wells for Christmas 2018.  Matthew Bourne’s production will return to the London venue with a fresh new look in time for Christmas 2018 before embarking on a UK tour. Tickets for the Sadler’s Wells run will go on sale… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

New Adventures have today announced casting for the UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s production of Cinderella, opening at Sadler’s Wells on the 9th December.  The new UK tour of the production will see Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw, fresh from their role of Victoria Page in the Red Shoes, sharing the role of Cinderella. Meanwhile, Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan and Dominic North will… Read More