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The Little Mermaid – Norwich Theatre Royal

Choreography: David Nixon Music: Sally Beamish Reviewer: Lu Greer Northern Ballet's latest re-imagining of a classic story sees them take on Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid; the story of a naive young mermaid who, after the briefest of glimpses at life above the waves, falls for the human world and particularly for one man in it. As the curtain rises there is ...

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Casanova – The Grand, Leeds

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreographer: Kenneth Tindall Original Scenario: Kenneth Tindall & Ian Kelly Music: Kerry Muzzey Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The name Casanova is synonymous with womaniser, philanderer and seducer; more a derogatory term than an historical figure. Northern Ballet prove he was much more than this in Kenneth Tindell's original adaptation for the company, readdressing this and highlighting ...

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Northern Ballet: Wuthering Heights – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Rachael Gillespie and Jeremy Curnier as Young Cathy and Heathcliff

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Choreographer and Co-Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Following the success of last season’s Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet opens their Autumn season by revisiting another classic work of literature and turning it into a modern ballet, full of passion and relevance for a modern audience. This time, it is the turn of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, previously ...

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Northern Ballet: Swan Lake – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Image Emma Kauldhar

Artistic Director / Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The past few years have seen Northern Ballet developing their body of work, David Nixon OBE heralding brand new ballets and providing innovative additions to their ever growing portfolio of work. Continuing the success of last year’s 1984, Northern Ballet adds Jane Eyre to their current ...

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Northern Ballet: Swan Lake – The Grand, Leeds

Image Credit Emma Kauldhar

Choreography &Costume Design: David Nixon Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestration: John Langstaff Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Rich Jevons   As the centrepiece of Northern Ballet’s revival of the scintillating and sensual Swan Lake, Tobias Batley as Anthony is not merely masterful, but allows his movement to display a whole gamut of emotions: grief and guilt over the drowning of his ...

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Northern Ballet: Elves and the Shoemaker – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreographer: Daniel de Andrade Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Although in terms of accessible forms of theatre, ballet is one of the best examples that transcends the generations and different ages, often the length of a two or three act traditional production can be off putting for the very young. Here Northern Ballet have ...

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Northern Ballet: Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: David Nixon OBE, Christopher Hampson Music Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Northern Ballet premiere in Doncaster with their new scaled down, pared back performance of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile. traditionally, the company are acclaimed for their elaborate sets and full-scale versions of both well-known (and lesser-known) story telling ballets. Their recent tour ...

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Wuthering Heights – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a revival of what was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet over twelve years ago, the premiere of which I was fortunate to see. This new version with redesigned and refreshed costumes loses none of the original’s stark power and beauty in ...

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