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 The Nutcracker @ The York Barbican Review

Christmas has come early in the form of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House‘s impeccable adaptation of The Nutcracker. Taking the classic tale of a girl’s journey through the Land of Sweets with her beloved nutcracker brought to life, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House breathe life and character into their performances unlike many other touring productions.

The Nutcracker

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Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality @ The York Barbican Review

Darcy Oake really knows how to put on a show. The atmosphere is instantly created with literal smoke and mirrors and a short video in which Oake shows off his illusory tricks. It’s no surprise that Oake did so well during his time on Britain’s Got Talent, as there are clear signs of similar hype techniques used in both shows. This kind of melodramatic build up can really work up the crowd, but not half as effectively as when Oake does take to the stage and delivers a quick succession of impressive dove tricks.

Darcy Oake

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