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The Art of Lauren Cuthbertson Blu-ray Set

Pre-order today released 22 July 2022

Since joining The Royal Ballet in 2002, Lauren Cuthbertson has become a much-loved member of the Company and this special boxed set showcases why - combining five outstanding performances by one of the world’s leading ballerinas. This collection includes two iconic roles she created for The Royal Ballet: the fun-filled, eponymous Alice (“the part she was born to play.” The Daily Telegraph), in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Jacqueline du Pré in the biographical work The Cellist by Cathy Marston. The latter is paired with Frederick Ashton’s delightful The Two Pigeons in a new collection created especially for this box. Finally, two all-time classics feature Lauren as the Sugar-Plum Fairy in Peter Wright’s magical production of The Nutcracker, and then as a heart-breaking Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s signature work, Romeo & Juliet.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice: Lauren Cuthbertson
Jack/The Knave of Hearts: Sergei Polunin
Lewis Carrol/The White Rabbit: Edward Watson
Mother/The Queen of Hearts: Zenaida Yanowsky
Mad Hatter: Steven Macrae
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Director: Christopher Wheeldon
Designer: Bob Crowley
Composer: Joby Talbot

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo: Federico Bonelli
Juliet: Lauren Cuthbertson
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Director: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

The Nutcracker
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince: Federico Bonelli
Clara: Francesca Hayward
Hans Peter/The Nutcracker: Alexander Campbell
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Director: Peter Wright
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Cellist / The Two Pigeons
The Cellist: Lauren Cuthbertson
The Instrument: Marcelino Sambé
The Conductor: Matthew Ball
The Young Girl: Lauren Cuthbertson
The Young Man: Vadim Muntagirov
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Solo Cello: Hetty Snell
Conductor: Andre Molino (The Cellist)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth (The Two Pigeons)

Extra Features: Introduction to The Nutcracker - Peter Wright at 90 - Documentary: Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet - Sword Fighting: Sharp Points and Pirouettes - BBC Documentary: ‘Being Alice’ - Why The Royal Ballet love performing The Cellist - Introduction to The Two Pigeons - Exploring the choreography of The Two Pigeons with Darcey Bussell, Lesley Collier and Lauren Cuthbertson - Cast galleries

Running Time: 526 minutes (Ballets) 69 minutes (Extras)
Subtitles: (Romeo and Juliet Extra Features only) FR, DE, IT, P, KO
Sound: LPCM 2.0 and DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Two Pigeons), Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 and DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (The Cellist) (DVD)/ LPCM 2.0 + Surround 5.1 DTS Master Audio (Blu-ray) FSK: 0 (TBC)
Format: Bluray NTSC All regions