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Beauty and the Beast– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Lu Greer   The recent resurgence of Disney in the form of a seemingly never-ending stream of live-action retellings could be very good news for the current Northern Ballet tour of Beauty and the Beast, or, it could bode very badly indeed. While stories such as this have become popular once more and have brought yet ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Based on the work by: William Shakespeare Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Tim Frost   Northern Ballet has a recent history of unusual and interesting productions, frequently using the stories from famous novels (The Great Gatsby; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; all recent productions) to create new fusions of dance and music. For their contribution to the year of ...

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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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Jane Eyre – Aylesbury Waterside

Choreographer:Cathy Marston Reviewer: Scott Matthewman For a novel that is widely and accurately regarded as one of English literature’s greatest, renowned for Charlotte Brontë’s expressive language, it is perhaps remarkable that the speechless world of ballet has produced such a faithful, striking adaptation of Jane Eyre. But the story of Jane and her life, from before her time at Lowood ...

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Jane Eyre – CAST, Doncaster

Music: Philip Feeney Director &Choreographer: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Hot on the heels of another original ballet, Northern Ballet followsthe success of last year's 1984 with a sell-out world premiere of Jane Eyre. Coinciding with the commemoration of Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday and celebrating all things Yorkshire, Leeds-based Northern Ballet take inspiration from Haworth's famous scribing siblings, showcasing their ...

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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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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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