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The Nutcracker – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director and choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Tchaikovsky Musical director: John Pryce-Jones Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan Set designer: Charles Cusick Smith Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] What a privilege to see The Nutcracker, performed by Northern Ballet on the 120th anniversary of its (not very successful) St Petersburg premiere in 1892. The Nutcracker was commissioned following the success of Tchaikovsky’s previous ballet, ...

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Northern Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Artistic Director/Choreographer: David Nixon Music: Saint-Säens, Bizet, Debussy, Poulenc and Glazunov Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4] Following a successful run of The Nutcracker at the Marlowe last year, Northern Ballet returns with their new production of another classic, Beauty and the Beast. The core plot line needs little describing: a prince is turned into a beast by a fairy, as punishment ...

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Northern Ballet : Madame Butterfly – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreographer: David Nixon Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:3] Puccini’s glorious opera, Madame Butterfly could not, you may think, be improved upon but then again, Boublil and Schönberg’s hit musical Miss Saigon was at least, loosely based on the original story and is still selling out to appreciative audiences around the world. Now, almost thirty years on ...

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Three and Four Quarters – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers/Devisers: Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom, Clemmie Sveaas, Javier de Frutos, Didy Veldman, Luca Silvestrini, Mats Ek Lighting designer: Simon Bennison Designer: Fabrice Serafino Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4.5] With years of professional experience in the dancing world, both nationally and internationally, HeadSpaceDance is a fresh and exciting new company formed earlier this year with two of Britain’s greatest dancers at ...

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