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Madame Butterfly Reviews

Here we have collected reviews and comments about our production of Madame Butterfly from press, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere on the internet.

[These comments and reviews are from the 2012 tour of Madame Butterfly ~Ed]

From the Press & Blogs

"Thanks in part to Northern Ballet, no wonder we are the dance envy of Europe, if not the Western world."

Jeffrey Taylor, The Express ★★★★

"It is in turn dramatic, romantic, lyrical, emotional, funny and utterly heartbreaking."

Carole, North Leeds Life

"Madame Butterfly is ballet for everybody – accessible, understandable and, ultimately, wonderful"

Matt Callard, on:Yorkshire magazine

"Even if you may not feel as though ballet would be your thing go and see Madame Butterly. It has all the elements you would expect from excellent theatre - effecting and virtuosic performances, a powerful narrative, exquisite staging and beautiful music."

Kirsty Hulse, TQS Magazine

"The production was fantastic."

Tiffany Shepherd, ★★★★★

From Social Networks

At Nottingham Theatre Royal

From previous venues...

"Breath taking funny and heart breaking Madame Butterfly was fantastic, it's definately the best night ever."

Diane via Facebook

From Facebook

"Watched Madame Butterfly yesterday at the Lyceum in Sheffield and I would just like to say it was the most enchanting ballet performance I have seen for a very long time! The time went far too quickly!! X"

Ziggy via Facebook

"‎'Madame Butterfly' was absolutely enchanting at The Lyceum, Sheffield this afternoon. Thanks to all concerned, especially the little boy who was reluctant to come on stage, but overcame it and gave a wonderful performance!"

Hetty via Facebook

"It was this version over 10 years ago at the same venue that made me fall in love with ballet, on Saturday night I fell in love all over again....sublime!"

David via Facebook

"Just got home from seeing madam butterfly. Congratulations go out to everyone involved. It was a fantastic performance."

Sarah via Facebook

"Was lucky enough to see Madame Butterfly last night - congratulations to everyone involved it was fabulous as usual."

Karen via Facebook

"David Nixons ballet can only be described as beautiful, moving & heart breaking"

Philip via Facebook

"Amazing performance of Madame Butterfly this afternoon. Still not come back down to Earth!"

Julie via Facebook

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607
Stoke, Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649
Bromley, Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620
Richmond Theatre
0844 871 7651
Leicester, Curve Theatre
0116 242 3595
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
01902 429212
Liverpool Playhouse
0151 709 4776
Blackpool, the Grand Theatre
01253 290190
Doncaster, Cast
01302 303 959

This table displays past performances of this production.