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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Cinderella  – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer:  David Bintley Conductor: Philip Ellis Reviewer: Jo Beggs Birmingham Royal Ballet are a company unafraid to embrace the traditional. While all around them everyone’s trying to sex-up the classics, BRB know that producing something with no surprises can still be an audience winner. Cinderella certainly sends nobody home dissatisfied, and yet there’s a sense that the ...

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Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome

Elisha Willis as Cinderella and Victoria Marr as the Fairy Godmother with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: David Bintley Reviewer:  Laura Jayne Bateman Premiering in 2010, and featuring recently retired star principal Elisha Willis in the title role, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella takes inspiration from Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale. Choreographed by company director David Bintley to Sergei Prokofiev’s score, the production enchantingly combines the grit of Cinderella’s abusive home life with the magic ...

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Romeo and Juliet – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Based on the work by: William Shakespeare Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Tim Frost   Northern Ballet has a recent history of unusual and interesting productions, frequently using the stories from famous novels (The Great Gatsby; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; all recent productions) to create new fusions of dance and music. For their contribution to the year of ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographer:Kenneth MacMillan Composer:Sergei Prokofiev Conductor:Paul Murphy Reviewer: Karen Bussell   To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BRB has compiled a touring programme of adaptations of the Bard’s works delighting Plymouth first with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Julietand then returning in the autumn with both a themed triple bill and David Bintley’s brand new The Tempest. Kenneth MacMillan wrings every ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Laura Bateman Romeo and Juliet is one of the most celebrated ballets in the modern repertoire. Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan for The Royal Ballet, it premiered in 1965 with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. It has since become a staple of both The Royal Ballet’s and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – The Lowry, Salford

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Artistic Director: David Bintley CBE Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Romeo and Juliet is an established ballet classic around the world, as well as a cornerstone of the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s repertoire. In this year celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare it still seems an important representation of the man’s work. This production was first choreographed by ...

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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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