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Northern Ballet: Casanova – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Kerry Muzzey Choreographer: Kenneth Tindall Reviewer: Maggie Constable At Milton Keynes this week, Northern Ballet stages yet another wonderfully exotic piece in the form of Casanova, which has rightly received much praise from critics and public alike. Casanova’s life story is a complicated one; he was so much more than the dilettante womaniser for which he has become known. Who knew, ...

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1984, Theatre Royal Nottingham

Music: Alex Baranowski Choreographer and director: Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman It is over sixty years since 1984, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, was first published in 1949. In that time, the story has lost none of its relevance and has lent itself to numerous adaptations. Indeed, Headlong’s acclaimed stage version is currently making its way around the country, ...

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:3.5]   Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story that we hear every Christmas in all manner of different forms, and in all kinds of interpretations. Chances are there’s not a single person attending the Northern Ballet’s version of the story, who doesn't know of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and ...

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The Great Gatsby –Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director, Choreographer and Costume Designer: David Nixon OBE Music: Sir Richard Rodney Bennet CBE Orchestration: John Longstaff Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4] It’s a brave man who tackles the subtleties of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic 1920s America novel The Great Gatsby and attempt to translate language into choreography. David Nixon and Northern Ballet bite the bullet and almost ...

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Madame Butterfly – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Composer: Giacomo Puccini Musical Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Ray Taylor [Rating:5] What an absolutely stunning, ravishing evening! All that is required of the audience is to sit captivated by the heartfelt drama unfolding on the stage as the tragedy of Madame Butterfly’s love for the naval officer Pinkerton was played out in a scintillating blend of ...

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