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Disney On Ice: Dream Big – Manchester Arena

Director: Patty Vincent Choreographer: Cindy Stuart Reviewer: John Roberts Feld Entertainment have been working alongside Disney to produce family-friendly entertainment for over a decade and this latest spectacle on their Disney On Ice franchise certainly packs lots of charm and enchantment for the young at heart especially during Mickey Mouse's 90th Birthday year. Disney on Ice: Dream Big see’s characters from ...

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Rambert: Life is a Dream – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Kim Brandstrup Music: Witold Lutoslawksi Review: Peter Jacobs Rambert are going through a period of change. Long-standing Artistic Director Mark Baldwin has stood down. A Guest Artistic Director American-choreographer Benoit Swan Pouffer was appointed in 2018 while a permanent occupant for the post is recruited. They have a new junior company: Rambert 2. Then Rambert announce that for the ...

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Fame The Musical – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Director and choreographer: Nick Winston Conceived and developed by: David de Silva Music by: Steve Margoshes, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Fame, the hit TV series and iconic motion picture, synonymous with sweatbands and leg warmers and largely responsible for influencing 1980s fashion, celebrates its 30th anniversary with Selladoor Productions’ latest touring version. Three decades later, the ...

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Young Associates: Mixed Bill – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographers: Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby Portus, Christopher Thomas, Anthony Matsena Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Finding the next generation of creatives and performers is high on the current artistic agenda. Over at Wilton’s Music Hall, James Graham’s collaborative new show Sketching is providing a career development platform for eight new writers hoping for a foothold in the industry, meanwhile at Sadler’s Wells the Young ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Bystander – axis :Ballymun, Dublin

Choreographers: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, and Cast Directors: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, and Cast Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy What would it take for you to help someone, to get involved? This question is at the core of Junk Ensemble’s latest production The Bystander. No answer is provided, but that’s the point. In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered outside of her ...

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William Forsythe: A Quiet Evening of Dance – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographer and Director: William Forsythe Reviewer: Maryam Philpott When revolutionary choreographer William Forsythe says A Quiet Evening of Dance he means exactly that, quiet. For the entire first act there’s almost no music at all, just the movement of the dancers punctuated and given rhythm by their increasingly audible breathing. Having already won the Fedora-Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for ballet ...

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Fire & Fury – Birmingham Hippodrome

Choreographers: David Bintley and Juanjo Arqués Music: Stephen Montague and Kate Whitley Reviewer: Daljinder Johal Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Fire and Fury consists of two complementary but contrasting dances on power and politics, which intriguingly make us look to the past and future of ballet and much more. The first, The King Dances with choreographer David Bintley, is freely based on Le Ballet ...

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Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo – The Lowry, Salford

Concept: Ben Duke Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Conceived by Lost Dog’s award-winning Ben Duke in collaboration with company co-founder Raquel Messenger, this is not Romeo and Juliet. This is Juliet and Romeo. The idea behind this dance theatre show is that Romeo and Juliet didn’t die: they survived and stayed together in an unexpectedly ‘normal’ marriage and are now in their 40s ...

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