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Northern Ballet : Madame Butterfly – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreographer: David Nixon Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:3] Puccini’s glorious opera, Madame Butterfly could not, you may think, be improved upon but then again, Boublil and Schönberg’s hit musical Miss Saigon was at least, loosely based on the original story and is still selling out to appreciative audiences around the world. Now, almost thirty years on ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Swan Lake – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:5] The Lyric Theatre at the Lowry is so big that it can dwarf productions. The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s version of ‘Swan Lake’ uses every inch of the stage to give a show on an epic scale. Designer Philip Prowse provides sets that would be ...

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Cirque du Ciel ShangHi – Princess Theatre, Torquay

Producer: Stephen Leatherland Director: Zhang Wan Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating: 4] The Princess Theatre, Torquay plays host to the breathtakingly stunning Chinese acrobatics extravaganza Cirque du Ciel ShangHi. The show already has a sizeable and well deserved following, so there is a buzz of excitement and anticipation for the death defying feats of acrobatics that are to come. The story ...

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English National Ballet and Flawless: Against Time – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Choreographers: Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen and Jenna Lee Reviewer: Cathy Crabb [Rating:5] English National Ballet and Flawless come together here for a high energy show combining their fields of expertise. The story serves to present us with an awe inspiring sequence of dances that fit so well together through their duality. Here we have two forms of expression to music, which ...

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Against Time, Flawless and the English National Ballet – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Directors: Jenna Lee and Marlon Wallen Reviewer: Lauren Rare [rating:4] Flawless and the English National Ballet seemed like an unlikely combination and it was hard to imagine how the successful street-dancing troupe and the world renowned classical ballerinas could have anything in common. However, these key ingredients in this ambitious project proved to be an electric combination. The show is ...

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