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Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I normally love the Northern Ballet and their ability to tell stories in an engaging and beautiful way. But they totally missed the mark on this one in almost every way. There’s a character who looks like a kind of … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures Underground at Waterloo Vaults by Les Enfants Terrible

This isn’t the story of Alice as we know it, but an after-Alice story, long after she fell into Wonderland to a time when nonsense has been banned by the Queen of Hearts, and the different card suits are fractured … Continue reading

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Richard III by Northern Broadsides @ Hull Truck

I’d never seen or read the play before, but I really want to see this because Richard III is such an interesting character and they cast Mat Fraser as the lead. You probably recognise Mat Fraser from the London Paralympics … Continue reading

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Casanova – the ballet

As I’ve said before I love Northern Ballet because they’re such good storytellers, and Casanova was no exception. Based on Ian Kelly’s biography of Casanova, Kenneth Tindall (an ex-Northern Ballet dancer) created his very first full-length piece that moves from … Continue reading

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Peter and Alice by John Logan

Peter and Alice is a one-act play which is a fictional account of the real-life meeting of Alice Liddell Hargreaves (Alice in Wonderland), in her 80s, and Peter Llewelyn Davies (Peter Pan), in his 30s, at the opening of a … Continue reading

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Watch This: The Northern Ballet – Hamlet

I don’t know how this is going to work.  Part of what I love about Hamlet is how beautiful the soliloquies sound when you say them out loud. Can this complex story translate to a workable ballet? The setting has … Continue reading

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