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Scottish Ballet – a modern Romeo & Juliet at Sadler’s Wells

Romeo and Juliet. Such an inspiring yet heart-breaking story. Makes you dream of eternal love, sigh, cry. It travels through centuries, moving one generation after another.

It has been reinterpreted many times – The Scottish Ballet now gives another take of the legend. Rethought, reinvented by Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor, each dance step will move you as much as Shakespeare’s words. The compliments by the press say it all really: Breathtaking – a triumph… Stunning… Genuinely beautiful and touching…

The story opens in the 1920′s, opening in black and white. We are in Italy, images projected in the background reflect the struggle and violence of the First World War, weaving a parallel drama. The second act shifts to sepia, we are now in the 1950′s with Mussolini as dictator. The last act more familiar, a blue glimmer thrown by constant TV coverage, reporting from the frontline the global conflicts of our era.

A tale of many levels. The lovers’. Ours. Lives being torn away in so many different ways with stronger feelings prevailing, always, no matter which war makes them burn brighter.

Go and see it. Another vision entirely.

Romeo & Juliet
Sadler’s Wells May 14-17, 2014
Rosebery Avenue
London EC1R 4TN

Romeo & Juliet -  Scottish Ballet

Ideas for a week-end in London: May 06-08, 2011

I’m French. That alone defines my love for good food, my curiousity to try new tastes, to discuss a wine for hours.
The Real Food Festival opens its doors this week-end so you can imagine how impatient I am. 400 deli stalls and so many treats to discover! I’m licking my lips in anticipation.
My friends from Café On and their macarons, The Sweet Tooth Factory and their rainbow of cheesecakes,  Supercherry and their Italian sweet wines (more about this next week!) will be there too.

What about you? Gourmet or adventurous week-end?

* How gothic – there will be a projection of Frankenstein in the Anatomy Museum on Thursday.

* Your credit card will be smoking – 20% off evening at Seven Dials.

* Tune to another kind of music and listen to a ukuleles concert.

* It’s drive-ins season again, my friend!

* What? you haven’t invaded rooftops yet?

* A chewing gum exhibition? Yes, daaarling, that’s art.

* Tea or coffee, that is the question at this festival on Southbank. The Sweet Tooth Factory will be there too with a whole range of spongecakes, including a rooibos and a chocolate-rose one.

* A new craft café is opening up -  you can learn to sew or embroider before enjoying a piece of homemade cake.

* Love that theme? Go and see the craft event at the Saatchi Gallery.

* Visit artist studios.

* Happy birthday to Coca-Cola – get a free drink at Selfridges on Sunday.

* Enjoy a view on the canal in Hackney.

* Brixton’s windmill reopens - lovely outing.

* Be on your way to Brick Lane’s festival. Spices all around! We particularly love Sheba there.



This Week End in London

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