Matthew Bourne

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Zizi Strallen as the eponymous nanny in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s lavish new production of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It took years of negotiation for PL Travers to agree to a film adaptation of her best-selli(...)

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is a contemporary telling. Photograph: Simon Annand

Matthew Bourne doesn’t miss dancing. He might be a renowned English choreographer and director, but dancing on stage is no longer his bag. “I was alw(...)

The swans: make a rugby haka look tame

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ***** Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake represents Broadway more than classical ballet i(...)

A swan applies his make-up. Photograph: Peter Neill

The most famous thing about Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is the trousers. The all-male corps de ballet dances bare-chested wearing what look like feathe(...)

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