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From the Archive - Midsummer 1981

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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)

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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

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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?

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