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The Great Gatsby

Since early November, Northern Ballet’s technical team has been hard at work building the sets for the World Première of The Great Gatsby.
Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley answer questions about our new ballet, The Great Gatsby and their roles...
Listen to our audio brochures for events at the theatre based around The Great Gatsby.
Treat yourself to an irresistible 1920s’ experience as Northern Ballet and Harvey Nichols come together to bring you an exclusive dinner and theatre package to celebrate the world première of The Great Gatsby at Leeds Grand Theatre. For £65 per person, you’ll enjoy amuse-bouche, three course dinner and petit four at Harvey Nichols’ stunning Fourth Floor restaurant, before taking premium seats to see Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby at Leeds Grand Theatre. You’ll also receive a souvenir programme.
Look who's on the cover of February's Dancing Times? Our very own premier dancer Tobias Batley looking sharp as Gatsby from our new ballet The Great Gatsby.
Jay Gatsby (aka Tobias Batley) tells us a little more about himself… Describe yourself in three words Romantic, introspective and loyal
We are delighted the The Great Gatsby will be performed to the music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, world-class composer and jazz musician. 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.
On the 2nd December I spent a lovely day at Leeds Book Fair in Horsforth letting people know about our new production for 2013, The Great Gatsby.
In preparation for the production we’re all learning a lot about the book and the roaring 20s so thought I'd share some facts I've learned so far..
Northern Ballet's new full length production, The Great Gatsby, is the must see ballet for 2013. With choreography, direction and costumes by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, co-direction by Patricia Doyle and sets by Jerôme Kaplan, The Great Gatsby promises to be a stunning retelling of one of the most compelling stories of the twentieth century.

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