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Northern Ballet February enewsletter
Go behind the scenes
Get a glimpse of what goes on at Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre at our Open House on 15 February. This year offers you the chance to see dancers of both Companies in open rehearsals led by Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic Directors, David Nixon and Sharon Watson. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the rehearsal process.
2014 Open House Schedule
Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra. Photo Bill Cooper.
A Season for strong women
This spring, ballet's greatest heroines will return to the stage in our season of strong women as Cleopatra, Cinderella and A Midsummer Night's Dream head out on tour. These breathtaking productions tell the gripping tales of; Cinderella, Cleopatra and Titania the fairy queen.
What's on spring 2014 brochure
Big Ballet
Our award-winning home is taking a starring role in the TV programme Big Ballet on Channel 4 this month. The three-part programme was filmed at Northern Ballet last year as Wayne Sleep and Monica Loughman used our world-class facilities to teach a troupe of dancers to perform scenes from Swan Lake.
Our home on TV
Northern Ballet dancers in class in China. Photo Neil G Jarman
Taking the dream to China
We headed to China in January for a two-week tour. The tour was a success as A Midsummer Night's Dream achieved the best audiences of any western dance show that has recently performed in Beijing's Centre for the Performing Arts. The dancers still found time for sightseeing including a trip to the Great Wall.
A Midsummer Night's Dream in China
Marie Claire Competition
We've teamed up with Marie Claire, DoubleTree by Hilton and Crafthouse to give you an opportunity to win an exclusive package including two tickets to see Cleopatra, a three course meal at one of Leeds' best restaurants and a night's stay in a King City Suite at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Enter now to have a chance of winning.
Enter now
Something else you might like
Dame Edna
Dame Edna comes to Leeds
Global star and legendary entertainer Barry Humphries, whose creations include iconic Australian housewife Dame Edna Everage and the exuberant cultural attaché Les Patterson, comes to Leeds Grand Theatre from 25 February to 1 March as part of his Farewell Tour. The show comes direct from a triumphant season at the London Palladium, where Humphries was greeted with gladioli-strewn standing ovations and five star praise from theatre critics.
Barry Humphries farewell tour
Network Premiere
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents an exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper in the Bothy Gallery by Tom Price, accompanied by the open-air premiere of Network, the artist's largest bronze to date. Inspired by public observation, magazine images and historic sculpture, Price uses bronze to depict composite portraits of ‘the man in the street’, particularly of African descent.
Bothy Gallery and Lakeside
Our 2014 tour is online now!
What's on
Cleopatra
Leeds Grand Theatre
Thu 6 - Sat 15 Mar
Box Office 0844 848 2700
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 25 - Sat 29 Mar
Box Office 0114 249 6000
Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs tour
Three Little Pigs, book online
Cinderella
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Audio Decribed
Thu 20 - Sat 22 Mar
Box Office 0131 529 6000
Hull New Theatre
Wed 2 - Sat 5 Apr
Box Office 01482 300 300
Cardiff New Theatre
Tue 8 - Sat 12 Apr
Box Office 029 2087 8889
Manchester Palace Theatre
Tue 18 - Sat 22 Nov
Box Office 0844 871 3019
Mixed Programme
London, The Linbury Studio Theatre
Thu 8 - Sat 10 May
Box Office 020 7304 4000
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Wed 18 - Sat 21 Jun
Box Office 0113 220 8008
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Norwich Theatre Royal
Tue 13 - Sat 17 May
Box Office 01603 630 000
Milton Keynes Theatre Audio Decribed
Tue 20 - Sat 24 May
Box Office 0844 871 7652
Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Wed 28 - Sat 31 May
Box Office 02380 711811
The Great Garsby
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tue 23 - Sat 27 Sep
Box Office 0844 871 7645
on sale 17 Feb
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tue 30 Sep - Sat 4 Oct
Box Office 0115 989 5555
Audio Decribed Audio Described performance available
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Tue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov
Box Office 01227 787 787
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tue 11 - Sat 15 Nov
Box Office 01274 432 000
on sale 17 Feb
Northern Ballet
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Photos Bill Cooper, Mark Skipper, Martin Bell, Karl Andre, Brian Slater, Crafthouse, Leeds Grand Theatre, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.