Lynne Page

Lynne Page Portrait

CHOREOGRAPHER

Current and Future credits include: FUNNY GIRL (UK Tour); MARNIE (ENO); SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON (National Theatre); THE CROWN SEASON 2 (Netflix); ARIODANTE (Vienna).

Theatre credits include: INK (Almeida); MY FAIR LADY (Lyric Opera of Chicago); AMERICAN PSYCHO (Almeida Theatre and Broadway); FUNNY GIRL (West End and Menier Chocolate Factory); VOLPONE, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (RSC); OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Theatre Royal Stratford East); VIVA FOREVER!, THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, BAT BOY – THE MUSICAL, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY (West End); COMPANY, ASSASSINS (Sheffield Theatres); MY FAIR LADY (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg); THE CHERRY ORCHARD, NEVER SO GOOD, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (National Theatre), MY FAIR LADY (Théâtre du Châtelet Paris); LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End & Broadway - 2009 What’s On Stage Award, Olivier Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Tony Award Nomination); A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End & Broadway); ASPECTS OF LOVE (Menier Chocolate Factory); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End & Tour); BAD GIRLS THE MUSICAL, BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF 1943 (West Yorkshire Playhouse); THERE CAME A GYPSY RIDING, THE LATE HENRY MOSS (Almeida); FABULATION (Tricycle Theatre); JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (European Tour).

Opera Credits include: LES TROYENS (La Scala, Milan & San Francisco Opera); MEDEA directed by Sir David McVicar (English National Opera); ANDREA CHÉNIER (Bregenzer Festspiele); CARMEN (Opera Holland Park).

TV & Film credits include: FRED CLAUS (Warner Bros); HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE (Working Title); WHITE LIGHTNIN' (F&ME/Film Council); SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

Music and Commercials include: PET SHOP BOYS: INNER SANCTUM (Royal Opera House); BURBERRY: SHANGHAI LAUNCH & FESTIVE FILM (2014 & 2015); PET SHOP BOYS: ELECTRIC (2013 - 2015 World Tour); PET SHOP BOYS: PANDEMONIUM (2009 World Tour); KANYE WEST (2009 Festival Tour); MUSE RESISTANCE TOUR (2009); music videos for ELLIE GOULDING, IMOGEN HEAP, DUFFY.

Lynne’s collaboration with GoGo Penguin, VEILS, was originally performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival, 2015, and presented on the Sadlers Wells’ stage at Latitude Festival, 2016.

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28 June 2017

Lynne Page is Choreographer/Movement Director on INK, Almeida Theatre

Lynne Page is Choreographer/Movement Director on INK, Almeida Theatre

Written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, INK explores the creation of the Sun newspaper and the rise of Rupert Murdoch. 

The Telegraph ★★★★★

“a super, soaraway smash”

“a rattling good evening”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/bertie-carvel-shines-rupert-murdoch-ink-almeida-theatre-review/

 

The Guardian ★★★★

“such a good and gripping piece of theatre”

“We see Lamb desperately cruising Fleet Street to find new recruits for an understaffed, under-resourced paper that doesn’t seen to have a hope in hell: he does so to musical accompaniment that makes him look as if he were creating some kind of rackety dance ensemble.”

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jun/28/ink-review-when-idea-of-a-mission-to-inform-was-burned-by-the-sun

 

The Times ★★★★

“exceptionally funny”

“a broncobuster of a play”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatre-ink-at-almeida-n1-vmzhfsg67

 

Timeout ★★★★

“telescopes a sprawling story brilliantly”

https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/ink

 

The Stage ★★★★

“uses movement sequences to convey the thrill and ritual of hot type: the glow of molten metal and the clang of hammers”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/ink-starring-bertie-carvel-review-at-the-almeida-theatre-london/

 

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“ultimately unmissable”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/ink-almeida-theatre-james-graham-bertie-carvel_43978.html

 

Exeunt

“Lynne Page choreographs rhythmic, ritualistic charades”

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-ink-almeida/

08 May 2017

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera Chicago

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera Chicago

The Lyric stages the American debut of Théâtre du Châtelet and director Robert Carsen’s production, with Choreography by Lynne Page. Rebecca Howell is Associate Choreographer. Running until May 21st.

Hyde Park Herald

“Run, don’t walk, to get tickets for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “My Fair Lady.””

“bursting with warmth, joy, and laughter from beginning to end.”

“High praise also goes to choreographer Lynne Page, who has created astonishing work for “Get Me to the Church on Time.””

http://hpherald.com/2017/05/03/glorious-musical-theater-lyric-opera-chicago/ 

Chicago Reader 

“as true to the Broadway spirit of the 1956 hit as any revival could be: well paced, well acted, a feast for the eyes and the ears—and even for the brain.”

“rarely does it soar the way it does at Lyric. And that is all the doing of director Robert Carsen and his team.”

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/my-fair-lady-lyric-opera-review/Content?oid=26383664

Chicago Critic 

“The staging of the “Ascot Gavotte” and the embassy ball were opulent and breathtaking!”

http://chicagocritic.com/my-fair-lady-at-the-lyric-opera-of-chicago/

24 February 2017

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL in Manchester

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL in Manchester

Following a run in the West End, FUNNY GIRL starts its UK tour at Manchester Palace with Sheridan Smith continuing her role as Fanny Price. Choreography by Lynne Page, Rebecca Howell is Associate Choreographer. Touring until August 2017.

Manchester Evening News ★★★★★

“brilliant choreography” 

“jaw-droppingly fantastic”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/funny-girl-review-manchester-palace-12647344

The Reviews Hub ★★★★★

“a colourful and pleasingly-effective version of a classic but not often seen masterpiece of musical theatre.”

http://www.thereviewshub.com/funny-girl-palace-theatre-manchester/ 

The Guardian ★★★★

“The staging has the same delicious silliness as Fanny’s Ziegfeld Follies acts”

“production, like its heroine, never takes itself too seriously. Likewise, Lynne Page’s choreography tickles more than it dazzles, the exaggerated leaps and twirls gleefully embracing the humour of the show.”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/23/funny-girl-review-sheridan-smith-uk-tour 

Manchester Confidential ★★★★

http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/entertainment-and-sport/theatre-and-comedy/review-funny-girl-palace-theatre

22 July 2016

Lynne Page is Stage Director on Pet Shop Boys at Royal Opera House

Lynne Page is Stage Director on Pet Shop Boys at Royal Opera House

Pet Shop Boys launch their new album with an exclusive four-performance residency at the Royal Opera House, featuring choreography by Lynne Page and designs by Es Devlin. INNER SANCTUM plays until 23rd July.

The Independent ★★★★★ 

“a vivid, laser-laden spectacular taking in everything from rotating, multi-coloured pods (from which Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe appear), hip-hop dancing, a swarm of futuristic aliens and a flood of colourful inflatable dancers.”

“Affected, moving, colourful and flat out fun, it is some spectacle.”

“hands-in-the-air euphoric” 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/pet-shop-boys-inner-sanctum-royal-opera-house-review-a-vivid-laser-laden-spectacular-super-album-a7148186.html

The Evening Standard ★★★★★

“To round off the spectacle, they unveiled an army of dancers in coloured inflatable fat suits, animating the closing hits Go West and Always On My Mind like marching jelly babies.” 

“Remarkable”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/music/pet-shop-boys-at-royal-opera-house-review-a-vibrant-melody-but-a-wistful-nostalgia-a3300991.html

The Arts Desk ★★★★★

“fantastic, surreal and, yes, very funny” 

“creative director Es Devlin, stage director Lynn Page and costume kingpin Jeffrey Bryant, Pet Shop Boys really push the boat out, with visually stunning results” 

“Pet Shop Boys, as ever blending high culture with juicy populism, surpassed themselves.” 

http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/pet-shop-boys-royal-opera-house

The Guardian ★★★★

"awesomely unpretentious, while providing plenty of spectacle"

"a class act"

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/24/pet-shop-boys-royal-opera-house-review

The Telegraph ★★★★ 

“Call it incongruous, call it bonkers, call it wonderfully eccentric – this show is all of these.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/pet-shop-boys-royal-opera-house-gig-was-utterly-bonkers---review/  

The Financial Times ★★★★

"nothing less than thrilling"

https://next.ft.com/content/755e810a-4f32-11e6-8172-e39ecd3b86fc

19 July 2016

VEILS: Lynne Page with GoGo Penguin at Latitude Festival

VEILS: Lynne Page with GoGo Penguin at Latitude Festival

Lynne Page in collaboration with cutting-edge Manchester acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin have created a contemporary response to UK jazz club culture. Inspired by mirrors and palindromes, Veils is an epic piece of music accompanied by a performance with eight dancers, originally performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2015.

As part of the Sadler’s Well’s programme, VEILS played on the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival at 5pm on Saturday 16th July.

"a performance that proved to be the highlight of the dance programme." 

"Page’s technical but fluent contemporary choreography picks at the accents in the music, the dancers and musicians seemingly at one."

"a relentless, thrilling work"

"it deserved the first standing ovation for the Waterfront’s dance line up."

http://londondance.com/articles/features/latitude-2016-review/

29 April 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, Choreographed by Lynne Page, leads Drama Desk & Outer Critic’s Circle noms!

AMERICAN PSYCHO, Choreographed by Lynne Page, leads Drama Desk & Outer Critic’s Circle noms!

Lynne Page has been nominated for an Outstanding Choreography Drama Desk Award for her work in AMERICAN PSYCHO, which opened last week.

The new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' best selling novel, directed by Rupert Goold and with music by Duncan Sheik, transferred to Broadway after its sold out run at the Almeida Theatre in London and is up for a total of eight Drama Desk Awards.

http://dramadeskawards.com/nominees 

It also picked up eight nominations for the Outer Critic’s Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Musical:

http://outercritics.org/news/american-psycho-and-she-loves-me-lead-2016-occ-nominations/  

Praise for Lynne Page’s Choreography… 

“the dances are the most frightening thing about American Psycho, as the actors contort and distort themselves in jagged, angular paroxysms of stoned lust and raw hunger. I feared the sound of snapping limbs throughout.” Deadline 

“Lynne Page’s choreography is sharp and angular.” New York Daily News

“Lynne Page has choreographed in faultless dance-floor style.” Wall Street Journal

“Others who shine in this dark place are Es Devlin, whose scenic design keeps offering new perspectives on depravity amid chilly, turntable elegance, and Lynne Page, whose athletic choreography includes dancers leaping on tables and twitching convincingly when they’re slashed.” Washington Post

“fabulous retro choreography” Hollywood Reporter

“Lynne Page's frenetic, exhilarating choreography” USA Today

“With choreography by Lynne Page, the staging is consistently stylish, and the well-drilled ensemble work…is consistently impressive.” Variety

25 April 2016

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy

Lynne Page and Rebecca Howell open FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy

After a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, FUNNY GIRL transfers to the West End starring Sheridan Smith. Lynne Page is Choreographer, with Rebecca Howell as her associate. Playing until 8th October 2016.

The Telegraph ★★★★

“such full-hearted charm that you can only surrender to it.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/funny-girl-savoy-theatre-review/ 

Evening Standard ★★★★

“Triumphant reinvention is full of heart”

“sassy production”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/funny-girl-theatre-review-triumphant-reinvention-is-full-of-heart-a3230311.html

Gay Times ★★★★★

“Funny Girl finds itself landing straight into your heart come curtain call”

“Lynne Page’s choreography is brave in its want to stick with tradition. Regularly adding light to the piece, there’s a sense of charm that’s painfully addictive throughout; seen most noticeably in this gorgeous ensemble of dancers.”

“perfects the art of finding new life in a piece of theatrical gold.”

“With heart, heartache and one killer leading lady, this is a production of Funny Girl you’ll be talking about for years!” 

https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/34609/review-funny-girl-at-the-savoy-theatre-london/ 

Financial Times ★★★★

“has the wit, charm and energy to carry it through.” 

“There’s a nice pinch of salt to Lynne Page’s sparky choreography, which revels in both the stately absurdity of Ziegfeld beauties in towering headdresses and the daftness of waiters pirouetting with chairs.”

https://next.ft.com/content/f0c51580-07b5-11e6-a623-b84d06a39ec2

Official London Theatre 

“What should I look out for?

Lynne Page’s choreography, especially for the opening night party at Mrs Brice’s saloon, where aging Jewish matriarchs shimmy like showgirls.”

http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/first-nights/article/item360574/funny-girl/ 

The Arts Desk ★★★★

“Lynne Page provides both po-faced, lithe-limbed splendour for the Follies and a spirited Brooklyn knees-up”

“transforms a good musical into a great one.”

http://www.theartsdesk.com/theatre/funny-girl-savoy-theatre

City AM ★★★★★ 

“uproariously funny and energetic to the end.”

“Streisand be damned, you won’t see Funny Girl performed with this kind of comic bravado again soon.” 

http://www.cityam.com/239445/funny-girl-review-sheridan-smith-is-show-stoppingly-hilarious-in-this-hit-comedy-musical

Radio Times

“This is a good old-fashioned West End show with 11 o’clock numbers that will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face.”

“Unmissable” 

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-04-21/sheridan-smith-steals-the-show-in-funny-girl---theatre-review

 What’s On Stage ★★★★ 

“Lynne Page's neat choreography”

“will make you laugh, cry and want to see the show again.”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/funny-girl-savoy-theatre_40246.html

The Times ★★★★

“Lynne Page’s choreography makes good use of the conveyor belts on Michael Pavelka’s layered set, and looks happier on the big stage.” 

“pretty great production, pretty unforgettable star turn”

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatre-funmy-girl-savoy-theatre-wc2-z3lxm2tzk

04 December 2015

Lynne Page is Choreographer on FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Lynne Page is Choreographer on FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Sheridan Smith takes on the role of Fanny Price– originally made famous by Barbra Streisand on Broadway in the 1960s – in Michael Mayer’s new revival.  Following a sold out run at the Chocolate Factory, FUNNY GIRL heads to the West End from April 2016.

The Independent ★★★★★

“The nifty comedy of Lynne Page's excellent dance routines (the pregnant bride number; Fanny as the Jewish private from Rockaway routine) play amiably droll games with this intimate 150 seater space.”

“exhilarating embrace of a production” 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/funny-girl-menier-chocolate-factory-london-review-sheridan-smith-excels-in-barbara-streisands-iconic-a6758751.html

What’s On Stage ★★★★ 

“Knocked flat by this flawed but wonderful musical” 

“a peach of a powerhouse revival.”

“Lynne Page's choreography is a joy – especially the high kicks from the sitting position and the witty processions on a travelator…the dancers, leggy girls and cartwheeling boys, all absolutely terrific.” 

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/funny-girl-menier-chocolate-sheridan-smith_39266.html?cid=homepage_news

The Times ★★★★

“choreographer Lynne Page has used every part of this small stage — even the air above it — as dancers do cartwheels and backflips. It’s a three-ring circus and it flies through the air with the greatest of ease.”

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/stage/theatre/article4631088.ece?awc=5684_1449237781_bca49f4f2a6f7af2e39b317dac991ba9

The Guardian ★★★★

“a constant joy to watch”

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/dec/03/funny-girl-review-sheridan-smith-menier-chocolate-factory

A Younger Theatre

“Lynne Page’s vivacious dance routines – make it thrilling, funny and glamorous."

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-funny-girl-menier-chocolate-factory/   

Hollywood Reporter

"Page's ingenious moves — all sharp angles and intricate aerial loops, supplemented by some nifty footwork on moving walkways — is reason enough to see the show."

“he and Smith have the chemistry, enhanced by Lynne Page's slinky choreography”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sheridan-smith-funny-girl-theater-845722

Variety

“a strong chorus through high-kicks and sass”

http://variety.com/2015/legit/reviews/funny-girl-review-sheridan-smith-1201652659/  

The Stage ★★★★

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2015/funny-girl-review-at-the-menier-chocolate-factory-london-sheridan-smith-succeeds/  

The Telegraph ★★★★ 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/funny-girl-menier-chocolate-factory-review-sheridan-smith-pulls/

16 November 2015

Lynne Page & GoGo Penguin collaborate for the London Jazz Festival

Lynne Page & GoGo Penguin collaborate for the London Jazz Festival

Manchester trio GoGo Penguin  - newly signed to Blue Note - collaborate with choreographer Lynne Page to create a stunning contemporary response to the 80s phenomenon of jazz dance – the underground movement that ruled the dance floors of the UK’s club culture.

In a sold out double-bill on Saturday night, with US saxophonist Kamasi Washington entitled “New Jazz, New Dance”, and presented by Gilles Peterson, GoGo Penguin performed VEILS at the Barbican, as part of the London Jazz Festival.

The Guardian ★★★★

“Page’s balletic street dance recalls the fight scenes in West Side Story and was particularly impressive when each lift and spin synchronised perfectly with each juddering rhythm change.”

“a staggering, absorbing spectacle – proof that jazz is still very much a living, breathing, evolving form.”

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/15/london-jazz-festival-kamasi-washington-gogo-penguin-barbican-london-review

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