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Northern Ballet Mixed Programme – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Daniel de Andrade, Christopher Hampson, Kenneth Tindell, Demis Volpi and Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Award winning Northern Ballet begins their mixed programme with Jonathan Watkins’ Northern Trilogy which was created for the Northern Ballet’s 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala in March 2015. The work celebrates the Northern spirit and its traditions in monologues. It is reflective with Stan Holloway’s ...

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Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Maggie Constable Wild passions abound across the windswept moors this week, well on the stage at least, as Milton Keynes theatre hosts Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of Wuthering Heights. This timeless classic tells of two children, Heathcliff and Cathy, who are inseparable as youngsters but whose feelings in later life ...

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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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Northern Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, Festival Theatre – Edinburgh

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan Lighting Design: Dominique Drillot Set Design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest Reviewer: S.E.Webster 75 years after Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo &Juliet graced the world stage to critical acclaim, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s re-imagining of the timeless classic is pirouetting across the boards of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Originally produced for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the collaborative ...

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Cinderella – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Choreographer, Director and Costume Designer: David Nixon Music: Phillip Feeney Reviewer: Janet Jepson The story of Cinderella is one of the most widely-known tales in the world, and indeed there are versions of the rags-to-riches classic in nearly every continent, country and culture. Bearing this in mind then, it is somewhat difficult for a director to produce a show to ...

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Cinderella- Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreography: David Nixon Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Cinderella is one of the great ballets in the classical canon, with one of the best scores. But the story of Cinderella goes back as far as 9th Century AD China. The best-known version is the Charles Perrault fairytale of 1697, and most ballet versions draw from this ...

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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: F. Scott Fitzgerald Music: Richard Rodney Bennett Director: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Rich Jevons Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon OBE is one of the world’s most prolific producers of narrative dance including choreography, direction and costume design for the recent stunning revival of Dracula and the forthcoming tour of Wuthering Heights. His adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The ...

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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director/Choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Lu Greer   Cinderella, originally an old European folk tale, has been adapted in every way from Disney’s classic to pantomime to ice shows. The now age-old story of poor little Cinders, bullied by her step-sisters, becoming a princess for the night and losing her glass slipper is consistently popular with audiences of ...

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