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Beauty & the Beast

Interview with Duncan Hayler, the set designer for Northern Ballet's new production of Beauty & the Beast, discusses the project and provides some tantilising hints as to what we can expect to see.
Information on available discounts for group bookers and large parties coming to see Beauty & the Beast on tour in 2011 & 2012. Leeds Grand Theatre Performance dates Sat 17 - Sat 31 December Box office (groups) 0844 848 2702
Leeds dates & times Date Afternoon Evening † Blue boxes indicate Family ticket is available - not available online, call Leeds Grand Theatre box office on 0844 848 2700 took book.
Here's Ashley Dixon being made up as The Beast before the Beauty & the Beast fashion parade in October 2011.
On 20 October, 2011, our home in Leeds played host to a fashion show of costumes from our new production of Beauty & the Beast.
On 20 October group bookers from Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were invited to a very special evening at Northern Ballet. The atrium of our new home was buzzing as over 130 guests gathered – champagne flowed as anticipation rose.
This brochure related the performances at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday 29 December, 2011 and has since expired. It is kept here for archive purposes. Transcription Hello and welcome to Northern Ballet’s audio brochure.
Once upon a time there lived a handsome prince whose heart had been bewitched by an evil fairy, La Feé Misérable. She had turned the prince into an evil man, enslaving the people of his court. When the good fairy, La Bonne Feé, arrived at the castle she was dismayed by La Feé Misérable's wicked deeds.
John Longstaff
Born: Lancashire. Education: Girton College, Cambridge; Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Companies/Organisations: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Northern Ballet Theatre (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director); Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor The Nutcracker and Giselle).
David Nixon, OBE
David Nixon has been Artistic Director of Northern Ballet since 2001. David trained as a dancer, first in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario and then at the National Ballet School of Canada where his training began in earnest. It was during his time there that he first became interested in choreography, helping to revive a choreographic workshop with the approval of school director Betty Oliphant. After further training in Europe he returned to Canada to train with Erik Bruhn and the great Russian teacher, Eugene Valukin.

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