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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Choreographer and Director: David Nixon Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: Lu Greer A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s narrative of quarrelling lovers, fairies, and hapless amateur actors is both one of Shakespeare’s few original stories and one of his most well-known. The images of fairies emerging from the woods means that picturing this play as a ballet seems to rather simple, ...

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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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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: David Nixon Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:3.5]   Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story that we hear every Christmas in all manner of different forms, and in all kinds of interpretations. Chances are there’s not a single person attending the Northern Ballet’s version of the story, who doesn't know of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and ...

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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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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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