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8 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

Does anyone know why there’s a 12 noon Romeo and Juliet listed on the production page for 7 June, when it’s not listed on the pdf? It’s not showing as unavailable to the general public as 28 March and 23 May (matinee) are.

Looks like a mix up with switched dates for this matinee, as the production  page, and the calendar, has no matinee showing for Saturday 01 June, as listed on the pdf, only the evening performance. We will have to wait to see which is correct. 

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3 minutes ago, Richard LH said:

Looks like a mix up with switched dates for this matinee, as the production  page, and the calendar, has no matinee showing for Saturday 01 June, as listed on the pdf, only the evening performance. We will have to wait to see which is correct. 

 

That’s strange. I have always had both dates in my spreadsheet, I’m fairly certain. (I won’t go into the boring mechanics of why I don’t think this is my memory playing tricks.)

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I called the Box Office and they kept me waiting a long time while they double checked.  The answer they came back with is that the website is correct, i.e. there is a Romeo and Juliet performance on the evening of June 1 but no matinée that day.  They added that there is a matinée June 7. 

 

 Is it possible that the Royal Ballet have changed the dates and times of their performances without informing the Box Office?  This seems unlikely but who knows?

 

I've informed the Friends' office of this discrepancy and they say they'll look into it. 

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9 minutes ago, RHowarth said:

Does that mean the casting for 7 June mat is as for 1 June mat, do you think?

 

Unlikely as the website indicates that the June 1 evening performance is being filmed.   The two performances that are filmed would normally have the same cast.  I'm only speculating but I would have thought it more likely that, if the dates and times on the pdf are, indeed, inaccurate,  the Naghdi/Ball cast would be the evening of June 1 and the Osipova/Hallberg would be the matinée on June 7. 

 

NB That is pure speculation and has no basis in fact!

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16 minutes ago, Bluebird said:

and the Osipova/Hallberg would be the matinée on June 7. 

 

It seems highly unlikely to me that Osipova/Hallberg would be dancing in a non-Bank Holiday Friday matinee.

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15 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

It seems highly unlikely to me that Osipova/Hallberg would be dancing in a non-Bank Holiday Friday matinee.

I thought I read that the 1 June mat was Naghdi/Ball? Must have misread it! 

 

Edited to add: hadn't properly read Bluebird's post before I wrote that - although still not sure I've got my head around it! 

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2 minutes ago, RHowarth said:

I thought I read that the 1 June mat was Naghdi/Ball? Must have misread it! 

 

Sorry for the confusion: we’re trying to establish which of the 1st and 7th matinees exist and, along the way, there was a suggestion that Naghdi/Ball would be appearing on 1st June in the evening.

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34 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

It seems highly unlikely to me that Osipova/Hallberg would be dancing in a non-Bank Holiday Friday matinee.

 

I did stress that this was only speculation!  Given these discrepancies, there’s no way any of us can know what the eventual casting will be for these two dates.

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An exciting array of Romeo's and Juliet's. As I haven't seen this version for a very long time, maybe I will book (cheap tickets) for every cast.... OMG...!!!... a very long time is about 22 years!!! 

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22 hours ago, jmhopton said:

 However, the seat prices seem to be following the Evidenced Based marketing theme with only 10 side stalls circle seats priced at £40 and another 10 at £58. Top prices £130!!

 

£130????? I am speechless.

 

I too am very disappointed Campbell is not cast as Romeo.  I know he is a bit on the short side, so maybe a lot of the Juliets are not suitable for him.  Is Corrales also under tall?  Is that why he has been paired with Hayward?

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Well, I shall go and see 1 Frankenstein with Alexander Campbell and thankfully Nehemiah Kish as the Creature, who I liked very much last time round. Otherwise not. 

 

Multiple interesting R&J's but like everyone else, really disappointed that Campbell has not been cast as Romeo.  Really wanted to see him with Francesca Hayward. Is Kevin O'Hare really in tune with what "the fans" want" or doesn't he care.  I know I've told him. It seems such a shame to throw away ballet perfection.

 

Now I know the comment will come back that 90% of people who attend performances, don't care what cast it is either. 

 

Sorry, cross tonight. 

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Well: the 7th June matinee is now showing as greyed out and "Not available" on the production page, but it doesn't say it's a Schools Matinee, unlike the other two greyed out dates. There's no 1st June matinee listed yet.

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1 hour ago, penelopesimpson said:

Please, does anyone know anything about Ed Watson?  He is not down to dance at all, winter or Spring.


I don’t know anything about the injury, but looking at things realistically I’m not sure there is much in the Winter or Spring season that we would expect Watson to be cast in. He is not a Basilio, he dropped Romeo last run, is not involved with Frankenstein (although I wonder what he would make of the creature), and there isn’t a great deal to suit him in the mixed bills.

 

Looking for roles he could dance, previously he has performed Andrey Prozorov in Winter Dreams, a role not included in the currently published casting. Is there a chance he could dance with Osipova in the new Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui? He has also previously danced Ivan Tsarevich in The Firebird which is coming up in the Summer season. I suppose he could be in Infra as well, but that might be too soon.

 

I don't think we've seen the last of Ed Watson. The rep just doesn't favour him this season.

 

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On 23/10/2018 at 20:57, jmhopton said:

the seat prices seem to be following the Evidenced Based marketing theme with only 10 side stalls circle seats priced at £40 and another 10 at £58. Top prices £130!! Not very good to people like me on a small pension and with transport and accommodation to find on top of seat prices.

 

If you're referring to the prices for Romeo and Juliet, I'm afraid that the £40 side stalls circle seats you have noticed are the seats next to the stage and they will not be on sale..  Yes there are ten stalls circle seats priced at £58 but apart from those 10 seats, the lowest seat price in the stalls circle is £85!

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I like the way that Kevin O'Hare has 'mixed it up a bit' for R&J but I wish that he had gone further and had paired Muntagirov with a younger Juliet. He always seems to be cast with the older ballerinas.

I much prefer the idea of a Hayward/Corrales combo to a Hayward/Campbell one even though I appreciate that Campbell, as well as his fans, will feel disappointed.

 

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1 hour ago, Saodan said:

He has also previously danced Ivan Tsarevich in The Firebird which is coming up in the Summer season.

 

Am I imagining it, or did he not dance in that last time around?

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11 hours ago, penelopesimpson said:

Please, does anyone know anything about Ed Watson?  He is not down to dance at all, winter or Spring.

 

10 hours ago, Saodan said:

 

 I suppose he could be in Infra as well, but that might be too soon.

 

 

 

 

I really don´t know about his injury either (and his SM accounts are quiet) but I have a little bit hope for Infra. In September there were  videos posted for the contemporary section of the Prix de Lausanne (where the candidates have to choose one contemporary variation for the contest). One of the videos was Watson dancing a variation from "Limen" (I think it was "Limen but not sure anymore). It wasn´t long (the duration of the variations are somewhere around 2 minutes) but well, he was dancing and not looking too bad.

I guess the video was recorded in summer (there were also videos from Chisato Katsura and Calvin Richardson and judging the haircut from the latter, his video was recorded somewhere in late July/August, so I assume Watsons video was around the same time. Okay this sounds a bit creepy - but well, almost anything to find out if Watson is fit to dance Mayerling, right😳).

It gave me hope for "Mayerling" and even if these hopes were crashed - Mayerling is definitely not Infra! So there is some hope for Infra from my side and even if not - he is at least up to dancing again...

 

 

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Just to confirm the Naghdi/Ball R&J dates:

 

Schools matinee:  23rd May

Saturday matinee 1st June

Evening performance/cinema broadcast:  11th June

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Sim said:

Just to confirm the Naghdi/Ball R&J dates:

 

Schools matinee:  23rd May

Saturday matinee 1st June

Evening performance/cinema broadcast:  11th June

 

 

Does that mean the ROH has confirmed that the Sat 1st June matinee will take place? It isn't on the production page yet.

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1 hour ago, Sim said:

Just to confirm the Naghdi/Ball R&J dates:

 

Schools matinee:  23rd May

Saturday matinee 1st June

Evening performance/cinema broadcast:  11th June

 

 

 

Not sure where you get this from, Sim, either in terms of the dates, or the cast.  The website still shows only an evening perforamce on the 1st June,and a matinee on 7th June (greyed out as Lizbie points out earlier). 

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1 hour ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

Does that mean the ROH has confirmed that the Sat 1st June matinee will take place? It isn't on the production page yet.

I had it confirmed by someone very close to the production,  so not sure why it isn't on the production page yet.  Probably just part of the larger general mess.  Unless they have very recently changed their minds....but that doesn't seem likely to me.  Maybe an internal communication problem?

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The ROH Magazine as well only shows the 7.00pm performance on the 1st June but I have also had confirmation (from 2 reliable sources) that the 1st June matinee exists and I am intending to book for it - along with half this forum, I guess!

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This June 1st matinee is rapidly becoming the Marie Celeste of the spring/summer season!  :)

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16 hours ago, capybara said:

I much prefer the idea of a Hayward/Corrales combo to a Hayward/Campbell one

 Hmm... I know Corrales can perform  explosive jumps and turns,  but I wonder if as yet, at 22, he has as much depth and artistry  in the  acting department as Campbell (who of course  is no slouch on the technical side either !)

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5 hours ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

Does that mean the ROH has confirmed that the Sat 1st June matinee will take place? It isn't on the production page yet.

 

...........but it's now on the calendar for the Spring Season (it wasn't there before!)

https://www.roh.org.uk/seasons/2018-19/spring/events?artform=ballet-and-dance&venues[0]=main-stage&types[0]=performance&types[1]=insights&days[0]=2&days[1]=3&days[2]=4&days[3]=5&days[4]=6&days[5]=7&days[6]=1&time=all&order=date

Sorry, I don't know how to shorten the link.

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