Reviews of the Royal Ballet in "Romeo and Juliet.
The Daily Express
Both Bonelli and Cuthbertson evolve in their respective parts, shaping their phrases to the mood and displaying a gradual maturity as youthful innocence gives way to the shock of responsibility.
The least flashy of RB dancers, Cuthbertson may lack the quicksilver footwork of Rojo or Cojocaru but she is an intelligent actress and her passage from girl to woman is etched with fine detail.
McRae, a brilliant stylist, is very much "a fortune’s fool" as Romeo, smiling with ironic awareness of his own fate. It is a highly intelligent reading, yet one does crave more abandonment. Obratztsova, a guest artist from the Bolshoi, is a truly lovely dancer who melts into the most sublime lines, but her Juliet does everything just a little too ballerina-beautifully. Even her grief looks gorgeous: and not very MacMillan.