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September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we're celebrating by sharing Captain Hook and his swarthy crew's favourite jokes...
As Dracula prepared to return for the first time in five years, we spoke to Senior Wardrobe Manager Mikhaila Pye to find out just what it takes to get our dancers on stage in their Victorian finest... How soon do you start preparing the wardrobe for the revival of a production? We start planning the wardrobe for a revival as soon as possible, or as soon as we get the casting for a production. We got the Dracula costumes back from storage before the summer break at the end of June.
During our Summer Course, youngsters will have the opportunity to explore how we can use the magical tale of Peter Pan to inspire our own stories through dance.
Tell us something about your home town... Lewis Carroll had six sisters who lived in Guildford and during one of his many visits he wrote the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass. He spent his last year of life in Guildford and is buried on ‘the Mount’.
Photo Tim Smith
Join us for a magical afternoon of Peter Pan inspired dance, arts and crafts for the whole family. Our Peter Pan Family Workshop includes a creative dance session where your child can try some basic ballet exercises, learn steps from Northern Ballet's Peter Pan and have fun in a safe and creative environment. The children will then work with their families to create movements inspired by the themes and characters from Peter Pan.
Production images of Peter Pan taken in 2010 by photographer Alastair Muir.
Stephen Warbeck, photo Luc Monsaert
Born in Southampton in 1953, Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University, and began his career at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, as a musician and actor.
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Northern Ballet Sinfonia has recorded eight extremely successful CDs, most recently for the ballet Cleopatra composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) 
Coming in 2014
We has a great deal in store for you in our 45th anniversary year, 2014... Cinderella In January we have the last five performances of Cinderella at Leeds Grand Theatre before it tours in the spring and autumn.

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