[UPDATED 9 November 2012] As reviews for Beauty & the Beast come in we'll add snippets here as well as show what people are saying on public forums like Twitter and Facebook.
The first review of Beauty & the Beast came from Laura Thompson of the Telegraph. She says, "
It is really rather wonderful." And has given it four stars.
Latest from Twitter
From audiences at Canterbury and Woking...
Went to ballet last night in Canterbury to see @northernballet production of Beauty & The Beast - it was amazing, completely brilliant!
— Hayley Stewart (@Haybop_FCD) November 10, 2012
Really enjoyed @northernballet performance of Beauty&theBeast tonight. Such fantastic dancing and amazing back drops. A magical evening.
— Helen Stubbs (@helen_ess) November 9, 2012
— Alex Madgwick (@legsylexy) November 8, 2012
@northernballet Beauty & the Beast was BRILLIANT with a capitol BRR tonight @ the Marlowe! Exactly how I like my ballets-with glitter! :) <3
— Kat Pilkington (@kat_pilkington) November 8, 2012
— Jay grainger (@jaygrainger) November 6, 2012
— Liz Fisher (@Doverliz) November 6, 2012
@northernballet - amazing ballet performance of beauty and the beast... just gorgeous!
— Nicola Capon (@Nikkirose_Capon) November 3, 2012
Watched Beauty & the Beast ballet by @northernballet last night. Captivating, beautiful and magical, good work!
— Sheryl Newell (@SherylNewell) November 3, 2012
— Louise Hector (@louisehector) November 2, 2012
★★★★ - And as always with Northern Ballet, it was the fine blend of technical excellence and characterisation from the dancers that took us into the heart of this well-worn yet enduringly fresh tale.
★★★★ - The magnificent finale of Northern Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast" is a complete sensory knockout.
4.5* - David Nixon's vision for this piece realised by his extraordinarily creative team has resulted in a gorgeous visual and musical feast. Highly recommended for fairy story lovers of all ages.
★★★★ - ...the score is phenomenal; the sets and the lighting are, in the main, pretty epic, and the overall atmosphere a judicious balancing act producing a family show devoid of festive schmaltz. Result.
Rod McPhee - Yorkshire Evening Post
"Northern Ballet's Beauty & the Beast is spectacular, exciting and accessible."
"WOW! What a treat!"
Audience reaction after from the première
More from Twitter & Facebook...
More tweets from audiences at previous venues
Beautiful, flowing performance of Beast with wonderful @northernballet in Bradford tonight. Story absolutely perfect for narrative dance
— Richard Soper (@DickSoper) October 24, 2012
Loved @northernballet's performance of beauty and the beast! Absolutely stunning! Want to go again!
— Shad™ (@Le_Shad) October 6, 2012
The Northern Ballet's performance of Beauty and the Beast at Norwich Theatre Royal was magical and brilliant!
— Andy Yourglivch (@andyyourglivch) October 6, 2012
@northernballet you were amazing tonight....absolutely loved it x
— paula wilson (@paulawilson01) October 5, 2012
— Nibs (@LeliaValois) October 4, 2012
Saw Northern Ballet's Beauty and the Beast in Norwich last night - magnifique! Costumes, scenery and dancing utterly entrancing!!
— Judy Foster (@JudyF19) October 3, 2012
— Claire Wood (@cmfwood) March 15, 2012
@northernballet Great show tonight. Beauty & The Beast. Excellent performance by the whole company esp Ashley & Martha. Take care. x
— Kevin Rowe (@kevrowe72) March 15, 2012
On that note, Beauty and the Beast was absolutely stunning. First time I've seen @northernballet, amazing.
— Jean Gray (@toafer) March 15, 2012
Beauty & The Beast by Northern Ballet was pretty good, although didn't see any X-Men!
— Alan Owen (@thebrownhat) March 15, 2012
Congratulations northern ballet! Eye-wateringly beautiful Beauty and the Beast ballet in Leeds! Catch it in tour before it sells out! :-)
— Rachel Jasper (@Rachel_Jasper) December 28, 2011
Just seen the most superbly beautiful Beauty and the Beast ballet by Northern Ballet in Leeds! Talent and beauty personified!!
— Rachael Wainwright (@rachaelw91) December 28, 2011
Northern Ballet fantastic as usual. I want to be that graceful and wear floaty dresses.
— LovelyAnna(@_YorkshireBird) December 28, 2011
Congratulations @northernballet beautiful performance of beauty & the beast, stunning show!
— Katherine Tate (@katherinetate5) December 20, 2011
— Jo Clarkson (@joacie) December 20, 2011
Juat saw beauty and the beast by @northernballet - magical x x x
— Alice Wilkins (@iheartsuziebagg) December 20, 2011
"Beauty and the Beast brought tears to my eyes - superb staging and marvellous music. Very well done."
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