English National Ballet, London Coliseum
English National Ballet
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Monday 13 April 2009
Friday 20 March 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
At the end of the first act of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, J. Robert Oppenheimer – harbinger of mass destruction – is suddenly confronted by the enormity of what he has created.
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur end this gala evening with an excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty. When the curtain goes up – on these dancers, that music, that ballet – there's a cheer of recognition and affection from the audience.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
As the heroine of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, ballerina Agnes Oaks is torn between love in poverty and life as a rich courtesan.
Monday 08 December 2008
English National Ballet's London Christmas season opens with The Sleeping Beauty, and with a real sense of magic. Kenneth MacMillan's production creates a rich fairy-tale world, full of vivid moments. If you want Christmas ballet, with tutus and lavish scenery, this is lovely. If you want a faithful, intelligent staging of a 19th-century classic, here it is, too.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Raymond Gubbay, classical-music promoter extraordinaire, is well rounded. Despite having promoted concerts and musical productions in the UK for 40 years – putting on more than 400 shows a year – and catapulting stars such as Pavarotti, Ray Charles and Yehudi Menuhin into the country's biggest arenas, he still finds time to enjoy his six grandchildren, collect antiques and live in his two houses in France. "There is a life way beyond what I do," he says.
Thursday 20 December 2007
Simone Clarke, the ballerina who created shockwaves when it was revealed that she had joined the far-right British National Party, is engaged to one of the party's leading activists. Her husband-to-be is Richard Barnbrook, a councillor from Barking, east London, who is to be the BNP candidate in next year's election for the mayor of London.
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Sunday 28 May 2006
He was received rapturously on his entrance to big-time football by a crowd feverish with anticipation. Afterwards, members of the Thames Valley constabulary were forced to restrain the crowd as Theo Walcott made to depart Reading's Madejski Stadium which, like him, had been familiar with football of no greater distinction than Championship standard.
Wednesday 12 January 2005
Tuesday 14 December 2004
Sunday 02 November 2003
Saturday 06 September 2003
Wednesday 23 April 2003
Wednesday 04 December 2002
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