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Silly but stellar: Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus reviewed | The Spectator

Silly but stellar: Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus reviewed | The Spectator

The Spectator - Laura Freeman

It’s togas-a-go-go as the Bolshoi bring Yuri Grigorovich’s 1956 ballet Spartacus to the Royal Opera House. Oh dear, I did giggle. This is Spartacus in spandex with gladiatorial G-strings and slave girls dressed for Thracian strip shows. On comes Crassus (Artemy Belyakov) in the Roman empire’s tiniest …

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