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Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Media Release

For Immediate Release

5 July 2012

 

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre announce new season of dance, comedy and music

 

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is excited to announce a superb new season of dance, comedy and music for autumn 2012. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is situated inside Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s home on Quarry Hill in central Leeds.

 

A breathtaking programme of dance includes some of the best dance companies and artists in the UK, some of whom have never performed in Leeds before. The new dance programme features performances and choreography from former and current Northern Ballet dancers and students and also introduces audiences to critically acclaimed contemporary dance companies.

 

The season gets underway with Dep Arts in association with Northern Ballet presenting Three and Four Quarters by HeadSpace, a new contemporary dance company led by former Northern Ballet dancers Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill. The Dep Arts programme continues with State of Flux performing Forgetting Natasha on 27 September and finishes with Shobana Jeyasingh and the intriguing show Classic Cut on 25 October.

 

Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet’s first short ballet for small people, will be at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre over half-term from the 29 October until the 2 November. Supported by Leeds Inspired the production is designed to encourage children to see their first ballet and introduce young families across the region to live theatre. Ugly Duckling is choreographed by Northern Ballet dancers Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe.

 

Other dance artists performing this season include the critically acclaimed Ballet Black who will perform a Mixed Programme of Leeds premières showcasing the latest in British choreographic talent. They will also present Storyville, a dark tale of love, corruption and survival set in the nightclubs of 1900s New Orleans, choreographed by Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson.

 

Comedy and music performances continue this season with stand-up comedian Fred MacAulay and his show Legally Bald which was a sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 along with panel show regularsDave Johns and Lee Hurst.

 

Music performances throughout the season include recitals from members of the Northern Ballet Sinfonia and Opera Appetizers from Young Opera Venture following their three sell-out performances of The Marriage of Figaro in March. Northern Irish banjo player Damien O’Kane will be performing on 1 November and Tristan Mackay returns to Leeds as part of his first ever UK tour on 9 November.

 

Information about performances and details on how to book can be found at theatreleeds.com or by telephoning the box office on 0113 220 8008.

 

Dance Listings

19 September

Dep Arts in association with Northern Ballet present

HeadSpace

Three & Four Quarters

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £10 & Concessions £8

 

27 September

Dep Arts in association with Northern Ballet present

State of Flux

Forgetting Natasha

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £10 & Concessions £8

 

06 October

A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza

Performance 7.45pm

Tickets £14

 

13 October

Keneish Dance

Vigour

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £11 & Concessions £9

 

25 October

Dep Arts in association with Northern Ballet present

Shobana Jeyasingh

Classic Cut

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £10 & Concessions £8

 

Mon 29 October – Fri 2 November

Ugly Duckling

Performances: Daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm (except Thursday 1 November when there is no 3pm performance)

Tickets: £4 - £5

 

10 November

Ballet Black

Mixed Programme

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £15 & Concessions £13

 

Music Listings

21 September

Ensemble Season: Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Piano Recital

Performance 8pm

Tickets £10 & Concessions £8

 

26 September

Young Opera Venture

Opera Appetizers

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50 & Concessions £11

 

01 November

Damien O’Kane

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50

 

09 November

Tristan Mackay

Performance 8pm

Tickets £13

 

14 December

Ensemble Season: Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Brass Quintet

Performance 8pm

Tickets £10 & Concessions £8

 

Comedy Listings

29 September

Fred MacAulay

Legally Bald

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £15

 

12 October

Dave Johns

Hidden Shallows

Performance 7.30pm

Tickets £13

 

22 November

Lee Hurst

Too Scared to Leave The House

Performance 8pm

Tickets £15

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