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The Great Gatsby

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!
It's back to work this week for our dancers who we welcome back from a four-week summer holiday.
A collection of photo galleries for David Nixon's ballet adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Richard Rodney Bennett was born 29 March 1936 in Broadstairs, Kent. He enrolled in the Royal Academy of Music in 1953 and then went on to study in Paris in 1957 – 1959 with the French Composer Pierre Boulez.  Bennett wrote his first musical score for ballet in 1980 with the ballet Isadora and then in 1981 he wrote the music for Noctuary, a ballet by Macmillian yet to be performed.
Anthony Meredith
Anthony, who worked as music advisor on The Three Musketeers and The Great Gatsby, has written biographies on both Malcolm Arnold and Richard Rodney Bennett.  He has wide interests in addition to music and dance. His most recent books have included a selection of Richard Rodney Bennett’s piano works (in the Composer Portraits series); the history of Lord’s Cricket Ground; and a motor racing extravaganza, Silverstone’s First Grand Prix, 1948.
Jérôme Kaplan
Born in Paris in 1964, Jérôme studied Scenography at L’Ecole de la Rue Blanche and after graduating in 1987 began working extensively designing sets and costumes for theatre and opera. In 1992 he collaborated with the Ballets de Monte Carlo for the first time on L’Enfant et les sortilèges and has since designed sets and costumes for their productions of Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Casse-Noisette Circus, Eye for Eye and Scheherazade.
read Mark Skipper's blog about the Pop-up performances in Hangzhou
Coming in 2014
We has a great deal in store for you in our 45th anniversary year, 2014... Cinderella In January we have the last five performances of Cinderella at Leeds Grand Theatre before it tours in the spring and autumn.
Northern Ballet has announced plans for its 2014 UK tour that will see the Company visiting 35 venues with a range of productions including the return of Northern Ballet’s most powerful heroine Cleopatra and the first UK tour of David Nixon’s new Cinderella.

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