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For immediate release

26 November 2018

 

Northern Ballet: 2019 Full Tour Details

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Victoria | Mixed Programme | The Great Gatsby | Cinderella | Dracula

*New dates announced*

 

Northern Ballet has announced full details of its upcoming performances for the whole of 2019. Commencing its spring season with the world première of Cathy Marston’s Victoria, the Company will then make its debut at Northern Stage, Newcastle with a Mixed Programme, followed by the revival of David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby which tours to Salford and Southampton. Northern Ballet’s autumn season begins with a new Mixed Programme, followed by national tours of David Nixon’s Cinderella and Dracula; bringing the Company to the eve of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2020.

 

Victoria

Victoria tells the astounding life story of Queen Victoria through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice. Travelling back in time from Victoria’s death bed, Beatrice relives her memories of her mother as a secluded widow before discovering her anew as she transcribes the Queen’s intimate diaries. Wife, mother, lover, Empress; Victoria presents the various, often conflicting faces of this emblematic monarch.

 

Choreographed by Cathy Marston to an original score by Philip Feeney, with sets and costumes designed by Steffen Aarfing, lighting by Alastair West and dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed.

 

Victoria premières in Leeds in March 2019 followed by a tour visiting Sheffield, London, Leicester, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Cardiff and Belfast until June 2019.

 

Mixed Programme

Northern Ballet makes its debut at Newcastle’s Northern Stage with a Mixed Programme featuring The Shape of Soundby Kenneth Tindall, an abstract work performed to Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons reimagined by Max Richter; The Kingdom of Back by Morgann Runacre-Temple exploring the story of the exceptionally talented Nannerl Mozart growing up in the shadow of her younger brother on his journey to immortality; and Mamela by Mlindi Kulashe, a haunting exploration of the conflict between the desires of the head and the heart. This is a dazzling and emotive programme of new dance by three of the UK’s most exciting young choreographers.

 

Northern Ballet will also perform a new Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds in September 2019 followed by additional dates in London. Details of this Mixed Programme are to be announced.

 

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The Great Gatsby

Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. But, as the sparkling façade of his world starts to slip, the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lies beneath is revealed. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is a gateway to the decadent 1920s in this blockbuster ballet bursting with passion, style and drama.

 

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE to a score by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE, with sets designed by Jérôme Kaplan, lighting by Tim Mitchell and costumes by David Nixon OBE.

 

The Great Gatsby will be performed in Salford and Southampton in May 2019.

 

Cinderella

After a glorious summer day ends in tragedy, Cinderella begins a desolate new life of servitude. Devastated by the loss of her father, and excluded by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella finds solace on the frozen lake where she first sets eyes on her Prince Charming. As her love for the Prince grows, a surprise encounter in the marketplace changes Cinderella’s destiny.

 

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE to an original score by Philip Feeney, with sets designed by Duncan Hayler, lighting by Tim Mitchell and costumes by David Nixon OBE.

 

Cinderella opens in Woking in September 2019 followed by a national tour to Sheffield, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, Norwich and Leeds until January 2020.

 

Dracula

Emerging from his world of perpetual darkness, an unlikely romance blossoms between Count Dracula and the unbidding Mina. A creature who should inspire repulsion in every living thing but who has seduced countless generations, Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary ballet with a dramatic bite. 

 

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE to a score featuring music by Alfred Schnittke, Sergei Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt and Michael Daugherty, with sets designed by Ali Allen, lighting by Tim Mitchell and costumes by David Nixon OBE.

 

Dracula opens in Canterbury in October 2019 with further performances in Leeds until November 2019.

 

For further details and booking information visit northernballet.com/whatson

 

-ENDS-

 

2019 Full Performance Listings
 

Victoria

Leeds Grand Theatre (World Première) 

9 – 16 March 2019

Box Office: 0844 848 2700* | leedsgrandtheatre.com

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

19 – 23 March 2019

Box Office: 0114 249 6000 | sheffieldtheatres.com

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

London Sadler’s Wells (London Première) 

26 – 30 March 2019

Box Office: 020 7863 8000 | sadlerswells.com

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

Leicester Curve

2 – 6 April 2019

Box Office: 0116 242 3595 | curveonline.co.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

10 – 13 April 2019

Box Office: 0131 529 6000 | capitaltheatres.com

 

 

 

On sale now

Mixed Programme

Newcastle Northern Stage (Venue debut)

16 – 18 April 2019

Box Office: 0191 230 5151 | northernstage.co.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

Milton Keynes Theatre

30 April – 4 May 2019

Box Office: 0844 871 7652* | atgtickets.com/milton-keynes

 

 

 

On sale now

The Great Gatsby

Salford The Lowry

8 – 11 May 2019

Box Office: 0843 208 6000* | thelowry.com 

 

 

 

On sale now

 

The Great Gatsby

Southampton Mayflower Theatre

15 – 18 May 2019

Box Office: 02380 711811 | mayflower.org.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

 

Victoria

Cardiff New Theatre

21 – 25 May 2019

Box Office: 029 2087 8889 | newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

Victoria

Belfast Grand Opera House

29 May – 1 June 2019

Box Office: 028 9024 1919 | goh.co.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

Mixed Programme

Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

4 – 7 September 2019

Box Office: 0113 220 8008 | theatreleeds.com

 

 

 

On sale soon

Cinderella

Woking New Victoria Theatre

18 – 21 September 2019

Box Office: 0844 871 7645* | atgtickets.com/woking    

 

 

 

On sale soon

Cinderella

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

24 – 28 September 2019

Box Office: 0114 249 6000* | sheffieldtheatres.com

 

 

 

On sale soon

Dracula

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

9 – 12 October 2019

Box Office: 01227 787787 | marlowetheatre.com

 

 

 

On sale now

Cinderella

Hull New Theatre

15 – 19 October 2019

Box Office: 01482 300 306 | hulltheatres.co.uk

 

 

 

On sale now

Dracula

Leeds Playhouse

29 October – 2 November 2019

Box Office: 0113 213 7700 | leedsplayhouse.org.uk

 

*newly announced*

 

On sale soon

Cinderella

Newcastle Theatre Royal

12 – 16 November 2019

Box Office: 08448 11 21 21* | theatreroyal.co.uk

*newly announced*

 

On sale 15 March 2019
 

Cinderella

Nottingham Theatre Royal

19 – 23 November 2019

Box Office: 0112 989 5555 | trch.co.uk

*newly announced*

 

On sale soon
 

Cinderella

Norwich Theatre Royal

26 – 30 November 2019

Box Office: 01603 63 00 00 | theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

 

*newly announced*

 

On sale soon

Cinderella

Leeds Grand Theatre

17 December 2019  2 January 2020

Box Office: 08448 848 2700* | leedsgrandtheatre.com

 

*newly announced*

 

On sale 4 December 2018

 

*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

 

Northern Ballet

 

Artistic Director – David Nixon OBE

 

Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, Northern Ballet is prolific at creating new full-length work with a unique blend of strong classical technique and world-class storytelling. Northern Ballet’s repertoire embraces popular culture and takes inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, pushing the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance.

 

A champion for the cultural exports of the North, Leeds-based Northern Ballet is dedicated to bringing world-class story ballets to as many people and places as possible, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE. Northern Ballet’s Company of 43 dancers performs a combination of its full-length ballets and specially created ballets for children at more than 40 venues annually.

 

For more details of Northern Ballet's tour, on sale dates and booking information, please visit northernballet.com/whatson

 

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Photos by Merlin Hendy and Bill Cooper.

 

 

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