The Dancing Times reports that Sergei Polunin and Igor Zelensky have settled out of court after walking out of Peter Schaufuss' production of Midnight Express at the London Coliseum at the last minute.
Schaufuss' company was suing them both for £400,000 to compensate for lost ticket sales. The producers said at the time that £14,000 had to be handed over in ticket refunds at the box office.
I am delighted that this has now come to a close with a settlement out of court. It has been agreed that the content of the settlement is confidential.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.