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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio
An opera in two acts by Jonathan Dove with a libretto by Alasdair Middleton 
based on the novel by Carlo Collodi. 
 
The original production opened at the Grand Theatre in Leeds on December 21, 2007. 
Directed by Martin Duncan
Conducted by David Parry
Designed by Francis O'Connor
Choreographed by Nick Winston
 
Cast
Pinocchio Victoria Simmonds 
Blue Fairy Mary Plazas 
Geppetto Jonathan Summers
Cricket/Parrot Rebecca Bottone
 
The work was recorded live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, on 29 February & 1 March 2008, and was released on the Opus Arte label on Feb.1, 2009 in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats.
 
German premiere by Chemnitz Opera in 2008 
Pinocchio Inga Jager 
 
North American premiere by the Minnesota Opera at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2009
Pinocchio Adriana Zabala 
 
Russian premiere by Teatr Sats, Moscow 21st November 2011
Pinocchio Giulia Macariants
 
Press:
 
 
THE TIMES ***** "It is the music, thrillingly played under the baton of David Parry, and as fresh-minted this time round as the staging itself, that impresses each tableau on the memory; and, of course, Nick Winston's choreography, which senses out every nerve of fish, fowl, animal and mechanical to a nicety" 
 
OPERA BRITANNIA ***** "brilliantly choreographed" 
 
THE PUBLIC REVIEWS ***** "stunning!" 
 
THE GUARDIAN **** "Astonishing production" 
 
WHATSONSTAGE ***** 
 
Star Tribune USA "Director Martin Duncan, choreographer Nick Winston and designer Francis O'Connor's work is fantastically detailed and hugely exhilarating; their witty realization of "Fire Eater's Puppet Show," to choose but one example, is a prodigious feat of stagecraft. For sheer theatrical smarts, and for a palpable sense of wonder, this production has few rivals"
 
Wall Street Journal  "Nick Winston's choreography was an animating force"
 
The British Theatre Guide "Nick Winston made a major contribution with the movement language he devised for the various animal characters and, indeed, the puppet Pinocchio"
 
Music & Vision "choreography (of which there is much) by Nick Winston, all contributing to a lavish evening's entertainment"
 
Red Orbit  "the choreography by Nick Winston takes every note and beat of music into account, creating a constant motion"
 
 

I Dreamed A Dream

I DREAMED A DREAM

I Dreamed A Dream

World Premiere Friday 23rd March 2012 

UK TOUR March 31st - June 23rd 2012 

Producer: Michael Harrison 
Directer: Ed Curtis 
Choreographer: Nick Winston 
Designer: Morgan Large 
Lighting: Ben Cracknall 
Video Design: Jack James 
Sound Design: Richard Brooker 

Susan Boyle
Cast: Elaine C Smith, Gordon Cooper, Liz Ewing, Andy Gray, Ashleigh Gray, Jeffrey Harmer, David Haydn, Karen Mann, Frances Mayli McCann, Alan McHugh, James Patterson, Anne Smith

***** The Telegraph 
***** Daily Express 
***** Whatsonstage.com 
**** Mail On Sunday

**** The Times

**** The Sunday Times

 

Click for the The RTE radio review - "the choreography is quite simply superb"


"Elaine C Smith gives a powerhouse performance. Compelling, funny, tragic and gripping...as gritty and as moving as Blood Brothers." The Chronicle 

"Elaine C Smith… tremendously effective and moving star performance." The Scotsman **** 

"There is no doubting that I Dreamed A Dream is one of the musical events of the year." Whatsonstage.com ***** 

"Funny and touching" Sunday Telegraph 

"Riveting" The Times **** 

"Sheer theatrical magic...a hugely uplifting evening." Daily Express ***** 

"The show is hard to fault…this is a delight that deserves to go far." The Telegraph ***** 

"Terrific theatrical energy." The Scotsman **** 

"Don't judge a book by its cover. I Dreamed A Dream, the Susan Boyle musical, is a knock-out and deserves a West End run." The Telegraph ***** 

www.susanboylemusical.com

Merrily We Roll Along

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 

 

Book by George Furth. Previews from May 3rd at Theatre Clywd. 

 

 

Creative 

 

Director: Nikolai Foster 

 

Choreographer: Nick Winston 

 

Designer: Morgan Large 

 

Musical Director: George Dyer 

 

Lighting: Ben Cracknell 

 

 

Cast 

 

Darren Bennett, Matt Cross, Billy Cullum, Adrian Grove, Rebecca Lock Amira Matthews, Julia Nagle, Martin Neely, Verity Rushworth, Simon Thomas, Owain Williams, Lucy Williamson. 

 

Press 

 

"Fosse style choreography by Nick Winston is danced expertly" **** The Public Reviews

 

"Nick Winston’s spot-on period choreography (including a brilliant Liza Minnelli/Bob Fosse tribute) all contribute to a production that is a major achievement for Clwyd Theatr Cymru." Mark Shenton The Stage

 

 "Outstanding choreography by Nick Winston" Mark Shenton Twitter 

 

"The hoofing is hot with rib-tickling pastiche period choreography by Nick Winston" Shropshire Review

 

Gotta Sing Gotta Dance

GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE co-directed and choreographed by Nick Winston.

 

After the success of its first production in 2008 at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance has returned annually to Eastbourne as well as embarking on several UK Tours. In 2013  Flying Music came on board as co-producers. 

 

Featuring two hours of spectacular song and dance numbers from stage and screen, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance is an exhilarating journey through the wonderful world of musical theatre.

 

"choreographer Nick Winston turns up hoofing trumps with a spine-tingling tap interlude in I’ve Got Rhythm. It’s certainly as good as anything I’ve seen in the West End." Gscene ✭✭✭✭✭

 

"Every inch of it is carefully worked out with perfectly synchronised choreography by Nick Winston" Remotegoat ✭✭✭✭✭

 

"Fosse-influenced choreography from Nick Winston is intricate, cleverly done and brilliantly executed" Musical Theatre review

 

"choreography from Nick Winston that will have your head spinning with delight" Gay Times ✭✭✭✭ 

 

"Nick Winston’s choreography is necessarily diverse, covering practically every genre aside from ballet and remains vital to the energy and success of the show" The Stage 

 

 "gorgeously choreographed by Nick Winston" The Public Reviews ✭✭✭✭

 

"choreography from Nick Winston is dealt out in style, especially the tap dancing numbers" Backstage Pass ✭✭✭✭

 

"dazzling dance routines and moving showstoppers" Entertainment Focus ✭✭✭✭

 

"Something I would gladly see again and again" ✭✭✭✭✭ WhatsOnStage.com 

 

"Nick Winston's choreography is superb" Sussex Express 

 

"Nick Winston's choreography is marvellous" The Stage 

 

"The inventive choreography elevates the show and adds another dimension" The Argus

 

"It is also in these moments that it is impossible to ignore the genius of Nick Winston’s choreography. Whilst the cast make it look simply effortless – I’m more than certain this isn’t the case. This is dancing on par with productions on Broadway, and, combined with singing voices to make those on the West End tremble in fear for the safety of their jobs, ensures that at no time does the professionalism drop"  ✭✭✭✭ Public Reviews

 

"Choreographer and co-director Nick Winston (who’s also involved in the Royal & Derngate’s To Sir With Love which I’m reviewing next week) deserves plaudits for the superb dance routines that range in styles from Saturday Night Fever to Crazy For You." Bucks Herald