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London Film Festival:  The White Crow

Writer: David Hare Director: Ralph Fiennes Reviewer: Maryam Philpott On 16 June 1961 anyone passing through the departure lounge of Le Bourget Airport in Paris would have witnessed an extraordinary scene, Rudolf Nureyev gave his Soviet minders the slip and defected to the West. A celebrated star in his home country and a rebellious personality, Nureyev’s introduction to European audiences, ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Reviewer: Claire Hayes English National Ballet (ENB)’s Renaissance-set Romeo and Juliet revives the original choreography created by Rudolf Nureyev in 1997 for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. This new restaging under artistic director Tamara Rojo, first seen at the Royal Festival Hall in 2016, is a visual spectacle of intricate ...

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English National Ballet Romeo and Juliet – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Jo Payne It becomes apparent from the first view of the auditorium that no expense has been spared on this production of William Shakespeare’s most famous story. The sheer size of the orchestra is breath-taking, with instrumentalists spilling into the stalls. From a dark opening, depicting death and the unpredictability of life, the ...

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English National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome

Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Kris Hallett For those that like their theatrical experiences transcendent and spectacular, a trip to English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, playing at Bristol Hippodrome as the first stop of a national tour to the middle of November, is a must. Rudolf Nureyev’s 1977 staging still doesn’t feel like a war horse even ...

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