Review: UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey, Royal Opera House ★★★★ this spectacularly weird, spectacularly bleak riff on the Jim Henson fantasy film from Company Wayne McGregor is a real thrill ride https://t.co/xN6fBu4F8t pic.twitter.com/lGKKHOWhNj— Time Out Theatre (@TimeOutTheatre) May 19, 2023
Here's the official site if you want to see it. Time Out said:
the show takes key elements and themes from the movie – fantastical creatures, the destruction of worlds, and as the programme note puts it ‘ecological overtones’. What we’re given is a 70-minute plotless mystical odyssey through different realms, encountering a cornucopia of creatures, elements and humans....It might leave you panicking about the state of the world, but it’s a wild ride. Buckle up and let it take you away.
It’s great to share some shots of our incredible production Universe:A Dark Crystal Odyssey @TheRoyalOpera directed+corographed @WayneMcGregor Myself and @FASHION3D designed the costumes . Co created /realised by a team of incredible RCA alumni and students. More credits to come pic.twitter.com/IWijA0uJBY— Dr.ALEX BOX (@THEALEXBOX) May 19, 2023
Went to see the Dark Crystal ballet at @RoyalOperaHouse this week and it was every bit as beautifully weird & bewitching as I’d hoped. Adored the way it told the story of the movie while adding its own fascinating layers of meaning. I feel like Jim Henson would have loved it. pic.twitter.com/Vd1oogr45E— Josh Winning 🔥 BURN THE NEGATIVE out 11 July (@JoshWinning) May 18, 2023
*Previously: New opera about a drone operator, with presenting sponsor General Dynamics