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Pirate jokes

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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...

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From the archive - Alice in Wonderland

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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)

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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?

Dracula 2005 - From the Archive

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Dracula is back at West Yorkshire Playhouse this and next week - we first performed David Nixon's take on the immortal Count back in 2005 with David Paul Kierce as one of the leads. Kierce first got his teeth in to the role when David Nixon originally created the ballet for BalletMet, Ohio.

Here's some photos from those 2005 performances...

This week in Northern Ballet

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The dancers have been back since the end of July, but today there is something of the first day of term in the air.

Dracula opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday, running till Saturday 13 September. The Technical Team are there already laying the floor, installing the sets and lighting. The dancers will be there on Thursday for technical and dress rehearsals before the curtain goes up on Friday night.

From the Archive - Swan Lake 1992

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In 1992 Dennis Wayne choreographed a new Swan Lake using Tchaikovsky's score. The production was incredibly popular – it sold out much of it's thirty-plus city run, including two weeks in London.

This week's photo from the archive features dancers Jayne Regan and William Walker as Odette and Prince Siegfried, taken by Anthony Crickmay.

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