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Beauty & the Beast Reviews

Published on Wednesday 7 November, 2012

[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.

Read the full review on The Telegraph website.

Latest from Twitter

From audiences at Canterbury and Woking...

Press reviews

★★★★ - 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.

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

★★★★ - The magnificent finale of Northern Ballet's "Beauty and the Beast" is a complete sensory knockout.

Lothian Life

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.

Val Baskott,

★★★★ - ...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."

Laura Stimpson -

"WOW! What a treat!"

Carole - North Leeds Life

Audience reaction after from the première

More from Twitter & Facebook...

More tweets from audiences at previous venues

"Beauty and the Beast brought tears to my eyes - superb staging and marvellous music. Very well done."

Susan Robinson-

We'll post more reviews here as they come in. You can add your own thoughts to the comments section below or to our Facebook page.

The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.

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