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Giselle – Moscow City Ballet – Opera House, Manchester

Music: Adolphe Adam Version &Direction: Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Choreography: Jules Perrot, Jean Correli, Marius Petipa, Leonid Lavrovsky, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Giselleis one of the few surviving ‘white’ Romantic ballets, first performed in Paris in 1841, created by Jules Perrot and Jean Correli. Much of their version apparently survives, augmented by the 1884 production by the legendary Marius Petipa for ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppélia -Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Léo Delibes Choreography: Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti and Peter Wright Reviewer: Marina Spark The much loved and well known classic ballet Coppélia brings the Theatre Royal, Plymouth to life this spring. The sweet tale of a doll maker (with wannabe magician skills) who tries to bring his doll, Coppélia, to life captures the imagination and delights. Composed by Léo ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Tennessee Williams Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Director: Nancy Meckler Music: Peter Salem Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Returning to the stage three years after its award-winning debut, Nancy Meckler’s direction, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s choreography and Tennessee Williams’ sublime words unite once again to create a richly atmospheric, captivating, Streetcar Named Desire from Scottish Ballet. From her first fragile appearance fluttering around ...

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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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English National Ballet: Swan Lake – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Derek Deane Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Steph Rowe Swan Lake was first performed 137 years ago at the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and it’s now one of the most popular ballets ever. Swan Lake is the tale of Princess Odette kidnapped by the wicked sorcerer Rothbart, (who is half man ...

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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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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty and the Beast – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Glenn Buhr Choreographer: David Bintley Reviewer: Marina Spark Birmingham Royal Ballet are bringing a little magic to Plymouth’s Theatre Royal this October. The company excel themselves in this first rate production of the classic fairytale. The Prince is cursed by a woodsman and transformed into a beast. Some time later he heroin of the tale, Belle, is forced to ...

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