A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country
© Dee Conway
The Times
Debra Crane
July3, 2012
'..... while Gary Avis made more of Rakitin, Natalia's longstanding friend and admirer, than I have ever seen anyone else do.'

G.J Dowler
July 2, 2012
'Gary Avis was telling as her devoted admirer Rakitin, making much of his increasingly irritated interaction with Beliaev.'

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The Prince of the Pagodas

The Prince of the Pagodas
© Alice Pennefather
The Financial Times
Clement Crisp
June 17, 2012
'These performances illuminated the fairy-tale, Gary Avis as the doddering King (an aspen-leaf incarnate) and Jonathan Watkins (a witty sneeze as the King of the West) were splendidly on hand to reveal the choreography’s humours, and its truths.'

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Robert Hugill
June 22, 2012
Gary Avis was a touching Emperor, superceding all my memories of Anthony Dowell in the role.

La Sylphide

La Sylphide
The Oxford Times
David Bellan
May 29, 2012
'Madge, a resentful witch whom he threw out of his house, gives him a scarf which she says will make the sylph his when she wears it, but it kills her. Gary Avis is a terrific Madge.'

The Guardian
22 May, 2012
'And we had Gary Avis as Madge, which surprised me at first, but he was great fun.'

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Marguerite and Armand

Gary Avis in Marguerite and Armand with Zenaida Yanowsky
Mark Ronan
October 9, 2011
'Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand is a beautiful ballet based on Alexandre Dumas's La Dame aux Camélias, with designs by Cecil Beaton.
...... performed here by Tamara Rojo with the 21year old Sergei Polunin. Her dancing, reminiscent of Fonteyn herself, showed huge emotional commitment. Polunin's stage presence and physicality were wonderful, and the rest of the cast gave fine support, with Gary Avis as a most engaging Duke, like a lightly bearded version of Bruce Forsyth.........'