The Royal Ballet's latest triple bill celebrates the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, in a programme of jarring contrasts: perky, gang rape, perky. Concerto and Elite Syncopations were created to show off dancers as classicists and as personalities. In the middle sits The Judas Tree, MacMillan's perplexing last ballet.
A dim view of humanity
The chance to step into Carlos Acosta's shoes last week was a dream come true, Rupert Pennefather tells Susie Mesure
In Acosta, we have a noble performer with nothing left to prove
It's been a long journey for Carlos Acosta, from a tough Cuban childhood to the Royal Ballet – and now his hips are killing him
Maliphant's fireworks end with a damp squib
I'm reading Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. I can see why it's considered to be such a masterpiece. Lee has such an inventive way of writing and the characters emerge very quickly right from the start. I'll be sorry to finish it.