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Beatrix Potter Tales

QUEASY VICTORIAN anthropomorbidity-fest given ill-advised “dance treatment” by the Royal Ballet Company in lifesize animal heads with beady, staring eyes. Terrifying all round, but the one with the fishing frog being eaten by the fish irreperably scarred thousands of small children for life. Terror, thy name is ballet-with-false-heads-on.

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  1. THX 1139

    May 24, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Mrs Tiggywinkle with her spines cutting through her clothes is pretty unnerving too. There was a follow-up called Tales from a Flying Trunk which if anything is even weirder.

  2. Sidney Balmoral James

    May 24, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Fact fans – Philip Larkin bunked off from his job as Hull University Librarian one afternoon to see a matinee of this, because he was a bit obsessed with Beatrix Potter, and fluffy animals etc. It’s not a bad effort really, music is very good, and it is sumptuously presented, but watching humans pretending to be dancing mice, squirrels etc. does rather drag after a while.

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