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Wuthering Heights Reviews

…beautifully and vividly brought to life in this sumptuous performance

South Yorkshire Times

…music is very effective and evocative, infusing the dancers' torrid emotions with exuberant romanticism and rising to some splendid melodramatic climaxes…

David Nixon's choreography … packs a theatrical punch … this is guaranteed to be a popular hit.

Mail On Sunday

Heathcliff and Cathy..Charlotte Talbot is as wildly beautiful as you could hope for.

Jonathan Ollivier is correctly swarthy and brooding and very sexy…

The Independent

Always a class act, Northern Ballet Theatre have surpassed themselves with this interpretation of Wuthering Heights … impressive leads Charlotte Talbot as Cathy and Jonathan Ollivier as Heathcliff, here were a pair you couldn't take your eyes off … Highly recommended

BBC Online

It's a cracker … a riveting evening

Sunday Express

…powerul passions and movements wring out the heart of the piece … breathtaking skill.


…beautifully and vividly brought to life in this sumptuous performance

South Yorkshire Times

…wild and wonderful..heady blend of pure passion and exciting melodrama… Claude-Michel Schönberg's vibrant new score has all the lush romanticism needed to sweep the story along … haunting, moving and completely unforgettable.

Sheffield Times

…Wuthering Heights is a tale well suited to the company's strong dramatic talents…

…this ballet belonged to Jonathan Ollivier … dominating the piece with his athleticism, passion and power. This is not to detract from Charlotte Talbot's wild, exquisite Cathy and together they held the audience spellbound…

…one more feather in artistic director David Nixon's choreographic cap and beautifully evokes the eerie spirit of the moors.

South Wales Echo

Nixon has created a narrative ballet where the story is clear, the characters come through the choreography (which doesn't shun emotional values), the music sets a mood (it's tuneful as well) and the dancers have some difficult work to do establishing their roles as Nixon challenges them at every turn.

Jonathan Ollivier expertly expresses the glowering moods of Heathcliff … I particularly enjoyed Desiré Samaai's empty-headed Isabella … The scene where she eventually catches Heathcliff's eye - is quite erotic in its intensity.

…What makes this two-acter so palatable is the dramaturgy of Patricia Doyle, the pleasant windswept score of Claude-Michel Schönberg, complemented by Nixon's choreographic structure … NBT has a winner.

Dance Expression Magazine (May 2003)

…a pared-down, intimate dance of love and loss which engages our hearts … (Jonathan Ollivier) retains the spirit of the scruffy, cowering feral child we see at the beginning, yet still convinces us of his desirability. It's a strong and compelling performance … Charlotte Talbot is the ballet's linchpin, a lovely yet dramatic performer.

The Times