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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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Trioperas – Peacock Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Pamela Tan-Nicholson, based on the operas by Giacomo Puccini and Georges Bizet Director: Pamela Tan-Nicholson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Making opera more accessible to newcomers who may be intimidated by the traditions of the form – long shows, often sung in a foreign language, plots that manage to be simultaneously labyrinthine and simplistic – is a laudable goal. ...

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Ballet Hispánico: Carmen – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director – Eduardo Vilaro Reviewer: Dominic Corr Priding itself with a connection to its roots, the Ballet Hispánico company stitches the grandeur of ballet with the accessibility of Latin movement. Exploring Latino culture, seeking to educate whilst also entertain, Ballet Hispánico talents lie not just in dance, but in identity and awareness. From the beginning, there is little question ...

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Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Kenneth MacMillan, Michael Fokine, Agrippina Vaganova, Ben Stevenson, Gustavo Mollajoli, Ben Van Cauwenbergh, Carlos Acosta, Raul Reinoso, Georges Garcia Reviewer: Peter Jacobs After a glittering career as one of the most iconic dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta presents A Classical Farewell, his final programme of classical dance, as his career transitions to the future. ...

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Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

CARLOS AND FRIENDS, , London Colosium, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/

Reviewer: Laura Bateman Carlos Acosta is one of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation. Born in Havana, he trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba and has since danced with the world’s most prestigious ballet companies. He joined The Royal Ballet as a Principal in 1998 and retired in 2015 after seventeen years with the company. This tour ...

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Carmen – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Carmen - The Opera House, Manchester

Music: Georges Bizet Lyrics: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy Director: Ellen Kent Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Opera &Ballet International is taking Ellen Kent’s Carmen all over the country, including a stop at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre. Bizet’s tragic and convention-breaking opera stars an international cast of soloists and a critically acclaimed orchestra. Carmen was adapted from a novel of the same time by ...

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Carmen – The Opera House, Manchester

Carmen - The Opera House, Manchester

Composer: Bizet Conductor: Vasyl Vasylenko Director: Ellen Kent Reviewer: Richard Hall For almost the last twenty five years, producer Ellen Kent’s large scale productions of popular Grand Operas have graced the stages of many regional theatres up and down the country. A venue that Kent visits regularly is Manchester’s Opera House and on this occasion she returns with her own ...

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Carmen – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Carmen (OperaUpClose). Flora McIntosh (Carmen), Anthony Flaum (Jose).

Composer: Georges Bizet Director and Librettist: Robin Norton-Hale Reviewer: Nicole Evans Once horrifying French audiences, Carmen certainly stands as one of the best known and most reproduced operas of all time and also one with the most recognisable compositions, whether you realise their origins or not. Recreating Bizet’s work arguably needs to be undertaken with great care to stay true ...

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