Keep up to date

Get our free monthly newsletter and other exciting updates

* required

Latest News

More updates

Blogs

From the Archive - Midsummer 1981

Published on

In 1981 Robert de Warren created a new version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with production designs by first-time ballet designer Clive Lavagna. His costumes were very modern for the time, with body-suits to allow the audience to admire the dancer's movements, poise and athleticism.

The music used was, of course, Mendelssohn's famous score with additional pieces from his Songs Without Words all arranged by Leonard Salzedo.

Here are Lynn Jezzard as Titania and Martin Gurnett as Oberon, photo by Roger Alexander.

This week in Northern Ballet (22 Sep 2014)

Published on

Were back on the road this week and heading to Woking, New Victoria Theatre with The Great Gatsby and Three Little Pigs.

This is the first time in 16 months we've performed The Great Gatsby and we are all excited about reviving the production which finished it's last run at London Sadler's Wells to sell-out performances across the entire week!

Pirate jokes

Published on

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we're celebrating by sharing Captain Hook and his swarthy crew's favourite jokes...

Global: 

From the archive - Alice in Wonderland

Published on

In 1983 we produced a new version of Alice in Wonderland with choreographer Rosemary Helliwell, music by Joseph Horovitz and designer Elisabeth Dalton.

This photo, from 1984, features dancer Lynn Jezzard in the title role.

Lynn Jezzard as Alice in Alice in Wonderland

This week in Northern Ballet (15 Sep 2014)

Published on

Time to take a deep breath after a fantstic run of Dracula at West Yorkshire Playhouse last week and the first public performances of Elves & the Shoemaker at the Riley Theatre and The Hunslet Club.

OK, deep breath done?

Win tickets to Cinderella in Manchester

Published on

We've teamed up with Cheshire Life to give you the chance to win the ultimate ballet experience. The prize includes two premium tickets to the performance of Cinderella at Manchester Palace Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 22 November 2014, with a pre-theatre dinner and overnight stay for two at The Palace Hotel.

Q&A with Dracula's creator

Published on

On Friday 12 September after that day's performance of Dracula our Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, will be answering your questions about the production, the costumes, choreography, characters and more.

We invite you, whether you are attending that performance or not, to submit your questions for David.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs