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BABARÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: The Wolf and Peter – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer: David Bolger Director: David Bolger Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne The first scene of David Bolger’s The Wolf and Peter features Conor Linehan, sporting very strange hair, centre stage with his piano. The cast, dancers Wojciech Grudziński, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane and Mateusz Szczerek, perform a playful dance around the piano, which then moves to the side of 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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Northern Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, Festival Theatre – Edinburgh

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan Lighting Design: Dominique Drillot Set Design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest Reviewer: S.E.Webster 75 years after Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo &Juliet graced the world stage to critical acclaim, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s re-imagining of the timeless classic is pirouetting across the boards of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Originally produced for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the collaborative ...

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Cinderella- Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreography: David Nixon Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Cinderella is one of the great ballets in the classical canon, with one of the best scores. But the story of Cinderella goes back as far as 9th Century AD China. The best-known version is the Charles Perrault fairytale of 1697, and most ballet versions draw from this ...

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Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography: Krzysztof Pastor Design: Tatyana van Walsum Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Often credited as the most inventive full length ballet ever created, Scottish Ballet returns with vibrant re-interpretation of the much-loved classic Romeo and Juliet. From Sergei Prokofiev’s 52-piece score and William Shakespeare’soriginal narrative, Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor and dramaturg Willem Bruls have “pruned discretely” many of the ...

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Peter Schaufuss Ballet – Romeo and Juliet, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Choreographer: Peter Schaufuss Music: Sir Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Rosella Barnes [rating:3.5] Romeo and Juliet arrives into Northampton’s Royal &Derngate with such poise and elegance proving that arguably one of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays can be transformed into a majestic and stunning ballet. Peter Schaufuss’ interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most treasured love stories and a tale known worldwide, captures the ...

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