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Dance

The Royal Ballet is literally losing the plot

Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein is yet another luxurious but botched dramatic ballet. To prevent another expensive cock-up, they should look to the Rambert's triple bill at Sadler's Wells

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

Frankenstein

Royal Ballet, in rep until 27 May, Rambert, Sadler’s Wells

If a football manager produces a string of losses, the writing is on the wall and out he goes. He’s accountable — to shareholders, to the fans. The director of the Royal Ballet is not a football manager.

Nor is it easy to see to whom he would account for his plans and outcomes.

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