took maude (as part of her birthday treat) to see the ballet – i think i have only been 3 times in my life, and would love to go more often – i tend to see more modern dance. it was a spectacular performance, with over 70 dancers on stage at one time! we saw Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo as romeo and juliet – both amazing dancers with lots of emotion. the costumes were just beautiful. if you get a chance to go, even if you can only get the cheaper tickets in the above tiers, its worth it – the whole floor area of the hall is the stage, so most seats give you a good view. of course maude now says, why didn’t you force me to do ballet as a young child!