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Wuthering Heights, Northern Ballet – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Choreographer: David Nixon Reviewer: Dan English Northern Ballet returns to The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury this week, bringing with them a stunning revival of their ballet, Wuthering Heights, based on the novel by Emily Bronte. Telling the story of the tragic lovers Cathy and Heathcliff, Northern Ballet conjures an entertaining evening of entertainment that combines the finesse of ballet with ...

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Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Directors: Christopher Hampson (Perpetuum Mobile) and David Nixon OBE (Madame Butterfly) Reviewer: Maggie Constable Two contrasting dance pieces in one evening at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this weekend-what a delight! Europe’s Best Dance Company, Northern Ballet, brings us Scottish Ballet’s Perpetuum Mobile and the acclaimed Madame Butterfly. We commence with the former, a seventeen minute aperitif as light and fizzing as ...

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Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Maggie Constable Wild passions abound across the windswept moors this week, well on the stage at least, as Milton Keynes theatre hosts Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of Wuthering Heights. This timeless classic tells of two children, Heathcliff and Cathy, who are inseparable as youngsters but whose feelings in later life ...

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Wuthering Heights – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a revival of what was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet over twelve years ago, the premiere of which I was fortunate to see. This new version with redesigned and refreshed costumes loses none of the original’s stark power and beauty in ...

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Northern Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Milton Keynes Theatre

Directors: David Nixon and Patricia Doyle Choreographer and costume design: David Nixon Music: Mendelssohn and Brahms Reviewer: Maggie Constable Northern Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes chugging into Milton Keynes this week as we find ourselves with a dance company on the London to Edinburgh leg of their tour and learn about all the shenanigans, romantic liaisons and diva posturing ...

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A Christmas Carol – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Composer: Carl Davis CBE Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: Massimo Moricone Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] There can be hardly anyone who is not familiar with the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely grumpy old man to whom Christmas is ‘Humbug’ and who has no charitable thoughts for anyone else. Then one night he is visited by the ghost ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreographer/Director: David Nixon, OBE Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:5] Northern Ballet’s prelude to the new autumn season at West Yorkshire Playhouse has commenced in the exciting form of the latest revival of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In mapping the Shakespearean classic of frustrated love and inner rivalries onto the daily lives of a ballet company, ...

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