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Fly away to Neverland this winter with Northern Ballet

Join Wendy, John and Michael this winter as they soar into the night sky and on to the adventure of a lifetime in Northern Ballet’s Peter Pan. This beautiful family ballet with lashings of fairy dust and dastardly pirates returns exclusively to Leeds Grand Theatre from 11 – 20 December 2014.
Last performed by Northern Ballet in 2010, Peter Pan is a magical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale transporting audiences on a journey to a magical land of mermaids and fairies where children can fly and adventures happen every day. But with Captain Hook and his pirates looking for revenge, it’s not plain-sailing as Peter Pan battles to come out on top whilst the life of his faithful sidekick, Tinkerbell, is put in danger and only the audience can save her.
Choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBEPeter Pan boasts an exceptional creative team including spectacular sets by Olivier Award winning Designer Peter Mumford, and music by Oscar winning ComposerStephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in LoveBilly Elliott). Stunning dancing, death-defying flying stunts and live music byNorthern Ballet Sinfonia complete this magical ballet.
David Nixon OBE said: ‘Peter Pan, a story Barrie wrote for children, has made a far-reaching impact on the world, revealing and appealing to the child in all of us. It is perfect entertainment for the entire family and an adventure in every sense of the word, incorporating flying dancers, a crocodile, mermaids and pirates.’
So follow the ‘second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning’ and join Northern Ballet for a festive treat for the whole family. Tickets for Peter Pan at Leeds Grand Theatre are on sale now at leedsgrandtheatre.com or by calling the box office on 0844 848 2700.
Peter Pan is adapted by kind permission of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Original production supported by David Lloyd.
Notes to Editors
Voted Best European Company at the 2014 Taglioni European Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s five large ballet companies. Based in Leeds it performs throughout the UK as well as overseas. Northern Ballet’s productions mix classical dance and theatre, embracing popular culture and taking inspiration from literature, opera, or giving a unique interpretation of popular classical ballets.
Northern Ballet is the busiest touring ballet company in the UK and is typically on the road for around 24 weeks of the year. The Company of 46 dancers tours a combination of new works and established repertoire to cities throughout the UK and is the only large scale ballet company to do so.
Visit northernballet.com for more information on the Company and tour.
Production credits
Choreography, Direction & Costume Design David Nixon OBE
Co-Direction Patricia Doyle
Music Stephen Warbeck
Played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Set & Lighting Design Peter Mumford
Design Assistant Ali Allen
Flying by The Rigging Team
Peter Pan – Tour Dates 2014
Leeds Grand Theatre                  
11 – 20 Dec 2014                                                            
Box Office 0844 848 2700
On sale now
Peter Pan – Step Closer Events
Leeds, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Family Workshop – Sun 14 Dec 2014, 1pm – 3.15pm

A family workshop based around Peter Pan including a creative dance session, craft activities and afternoon tea.
£15 per child.
Call 0113 220 8008 to book or visit theatreleeds.com
Leeds Grand Theatre
Keep Dancing for the Over 55s – Thu 18 Dec 2014, 9.15am – 12.15pm

Dance workshop on stage followed by Northern Ballet Revealed including an opportunity to watch Company Class.
£12 or £10 for Friends of Northern Ballet
Call 0844 848 2700 to book
Leeds Grand Theatre
Northern Ballet Revealed – Thu 18 Dec 2014, 10.45am – 12.15pm

Thirty minute talk about the Company and Peter Pan followed by the opportunity to watch Company Class.
£4 or FREE for Friends of Northern Ballet
Call 0844 848 2700 to book     
For more information visit northernballet.com/astepcloser

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