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Sleeping Beauty: The Russian National Ballet – Theatre Royal Brighton

Music: Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Steve Turner Founded in the late 1980’s the Russian National Ballet is dedicated to upholding the great tradition of ballet from Russia and is currently touring three of the most famous works scored by Tchaikovsky. The audience is privileged to witness a quite wonderful performance of the Sleeping Beauty. While not having a score that is quite ...

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The Nutcracker on Ice – London Palladium, London

Artistic director: Tony Mercer Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:4] The Nutcracker is such a classic that no matter what guise it comes in, any iteration of it is surely almost guaranteed to be a success. And so it proves with The Imperial Ice Stars’ production, which touts the inclusion of Keith Chegwin and Olga Shuratenko as guest stars. But make no ...

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Nicola Benedetti – The Silver Violin – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Performer: Nicola Benedetti Reviewer : Steve Turner [Rating: 4]   Reflecting the appeal of one of classical music’s brightest stars, last night’s concert at the Brighton Dome was played in front of an enthusiastic audience with a wide age range. Ostensibly the same tour began earlier this year to promote her most recent recording, the concert featured a first half ...

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Swan Lake Reloaded – London Coliseum, London

Choreographer: Fredrik Rydman Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] Swan Lake Reloaded arrives into London at the stunning setting of the London Coliseum, and proves that such a well known ballet can be reinvented intelligently, and creatively enough to pack this stunning venue to the rafters. This version of Swan Lake strips the story of any magic or sorcery and transports the ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty- Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4]   Sadler’s Wells has had quite a few hits in its time, but Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, which ran at the London venue over Christmas, is the most successful production in its history, and that of Bourne’s own company, New Adventures, which this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. This may come ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Empire

Music : Tchaikovsky Choreographer : Matthew Bourne Reviewer :- Stephanie Rowe [rating:5] Sleeping Beauty a famous classical Ballet by Tchaikosky is turned on its head by Matthew Bourne as Gothica meets Twilight meets Sleeping Beauty. Bourne once again fails to disappoint his ever growing band of followers with this energetic dramatic dark fantasy version of this classic. Sleeping Beauty completes ...

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Sleeping Beauty On Ice – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music: Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Directors: Tony Mercer Reviewer: Claire McAllister [Rating:5] Once upon a time, fairy tales were the source of entertainment for children and adults alike. The Imperial Ice Stars recapture the communal essence of the fairy tale to appeal to a broad audience with Sleeping Beauty on Ice. The classic fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty, is transformed into ...

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The Orchestra of Opera North – Leeds Town Hall

Conductor: Michail Jurowski Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] In the classical repertoire, there are few ways to begin an evening more effectively and shockingly than Mussorgy’s magnificent Night On A Bare Mountain, and from the first ominous crescendo the Orchestra of Opera North prove themselves more than equal to its power and drama. This ensemble really is cementing its reputation as ...

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