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Smashed – Assembly Festival, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Not since Eve was in the Garden of Eden has an apple been so hypnotic and enticing. Gandini Juggling bring their critically acclaimed production Smashed to the Rainy Hall at Assembly Festival in a fusion of highly skilled juggling, superb comic timing, and contemporary dance. Smashed takes the art form of juggling to a whole new ...

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Strictly Confidential – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer : Jason Gilkison Reviewer : Katie Mitchell [Rating:3.5] The sparkling, silver glitter ball shines brightly over Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, showcasing the best of ballroom dancing. Strictly Confidential is a tell-all dance spectacular devised from the creators of the hit BBC1 show; Strictly Come Dancing. Heading the show is Strictly’s “Mr Nasty” judge, Craig Revel Horwood ...

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Strictly Confidential – The Lowry, Salford

Writer &Director: Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer: Jason Gilkison Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating:4] Sweeping in to the Lowry Theatre in true Strictly style; glitterball and all, Strictly Confidential is Craig Revel Horwood’s new show full off glitz and glam and all the elements we have grown to love on Saturday night autumn television. Hosted by the ever popular Lisa Riley and ...

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Strictly Confidential – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer &Director: Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer: Jason Gilkison Designer: Morgan Large Costume Designer: Vicky Gill Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:4.5]   The famous Strictly Come Dancing disco ball is spinning high above the audience at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, radiating disco lights all over the stage and auditorium letting the arriving audience know that they are in for a very ...

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CATS – The Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Associate Director/Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:4] The Mayflower theatre in Southampton urges us not to miss CATS, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical as it returns for two weeks only. CATS began life when Andrew Lloyd Webber was looking for a new challenge in the late 70s. He used a favourite ...

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Sutra – The Lowry, Salford

Direction and Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Visual Design: Anthony Gormley Composer: Szymon Brzóska Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Sutra is, literally, a rope or thread that holds things together. Metaphorically, it is a rule or set of rules, also binding, that have reference to the teachings of Buddha. Sutra, the show, is a unique collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4]   Sadler’s Wells has had quite a few hits in its time, but Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, which ran at the London venue over Christmas, is the most successful production in its history, and that of Bourne’s own company, New Adventures, which this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. This may come ...

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David Toole & Lucy Hind : Extra-Ordinary – Contact, Manchester

Choreographer- Lucy Bennet Reviewer: Richard Marsden [Rating:5] The basic premise of Extra-Ordinary is that would-be dancer and DV8 enthusiast Lucy Hind is David Toole’s number one fan and has come into some money and managed to convince David to do a show with her. Lucy Hind plays herself as an over enthusiastic dancer who feels in her heart she doesn’t ...

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