See it if you love a twist on tradition
Don't see it if you prefer traditional pieces
See it if you want to see a great dance show with a lot of fun and gothic styling
Don't see it if you want actors talking
See it if You like a twist on an original
Don't see it if You want to see the original
See it if You love dance and fairytales with a twist and brilliant dancing
Don't see it if You don’t like a full on dance show
See it if you like new interpretations of classic ballets
Don't see it if you don't enjoy dance performances or shows when the plot is harder to follow
See it if you like Bourne's other work; you want a fairy tale adaptation that retains its dark edge; you're a little tired of conventional ballet.
Don't see it if you don't like dance; you want something profound and cutting edge.
See it if You love dancing. Matthew Bourne is very clever and this is such a beautiful piece.
Don't see it if You don’t like dance!
See it if like to see a classic ballet in a new frock, with heat staging, lots of entertaining and laughs
Don't see it if don't like Matthews other brilliant shows
"Strange as it sounds, you don’t really go to a Bourne show for the dancing...It’s about playing to the gods, rather than the nuances of inner lives."
"The way Bourne forces pieces of plot together doesn’t feel gorgeously inevitable, and this show can’t offer the emotional wallop of his best work, despite the sumptuous and ingenious ride."
"The dancing and the melodrama reach hysteria pitch. A real shame: Bourne and his company of excellent dancers can do better than this."
"Bourne’s robust choreography, while referencing the classics like mad, relies more on dramatic exposition than historic stylistic imperatives, and isn’t always pegged to the grandeur of Tchaikovsky’s music."