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Shakespeare Dream Bill – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: David Bintley Choreographers: Jessica Lang, José Limón, Frederick Ashton Conductor: Paul Murphy Reviewer: Bryony Luther This production honours Shakespeare’s works by focusing on two of his much-loved pieces Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream along with his often overlooked sonnets in a piece newly-created for Birmingham Royal Ballet. The Wink uses five unconnected sonnets to create a plotless ballet ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Dream Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Director: David Bintley Choreography: Jessica Lang, José Limón, Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The Birmingham Royal Ballet present a Shakespeare-themed triple bill of works as part of their own year-long celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. For Manchester and Salford audiences this has the added interest of the company presenting a varied selection of more diverse works ...

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Ashton Double Bill – Birmingham Hippodrome

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Music: Felix Mendelssohn and Frederick Chopin Choreographer: Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman   The repertoire of Frederick Ashton is one of the most revered in British ballet. Widely credited as the creator of a specifically ‘English’ genre of ballet, Ashton became director of The Royal Ballet in 1963 and presided over one of the company’s golden ages. In the ...

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Swan Lake – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Tamara Rojo Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton) Reviewer: Maggie Constable Prior to a West End run English National Ballet brings us its wonderful production of the much loved and acclaimed Swan Lake under the artistic direction of Tamara Rojo, who also dances in some performances. This is ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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