Abstract Expressionism

Get yourself to the Royal Academy before the end of the year to see Abstract Expressionism. Really worth the visit.

Tickets available online or free if you’re a Friend of the RA. Abstract Expressionism closes on 2 January 2017.

Sarah Southern

Anastasia

Anastasia should be a one act ballet.  It started its life as a one act ballet but MacMillan added two additional acts as a prologue. He originally created Anastasia for the German Deutsche Oper Berlin in the late 1960s focusing on Anna Anderson who claimed to be daughter of the last Tsar of Russia.  When transferring the ballet to London for the Royal Ballet in the 1970s the extra two acts were added.  They are so different that it feels like you walked into a different theatre for third act.

Anastasia is on at the Royal Opera House until 12 November. Tickets available online.

Read reviews of Anastasia: Guardian, Spectator

Sarah Southern