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Dancers Martha Leebolt (Julia) and Tobias Batley (Winston). Choreography by Jonathan Watkins, music Alex Baranowski,
1. David Bowie planned to write a musical based on 1984 but George Orwell’s widow denied him the rights for the production. Songs from his album Diamond Dogs were inspired by the novel.
Northern Ballet has released details of its autumn 2015 season which includes two World Premières and will see the Company give 115 performances across 12 UK venues, maintaining its extensive reach as the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Northern Ballet, who recently won Best Company at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards, will commence its season with the World Première of Jonathan Watkins’ 1984.
Information on events and workshops at the theatre for the 1984 tour.
Simon studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and Glasgow School of Art followed by a Postgrad at Motley Theatre Design Course, London.
Alex Baranowski is a Tony nominated composer and graduate of Paul McCartney’s LIPA.
Ruth Little is a dance and theatre Dramaturg, a teacher and writer. She lectured in English literature at the University of Sydney, and was Literary Manager at Out of Joint, Soho Theatre, the Young Vic and the Royal Court.
Chris designed lighting for Jekyll and Hyde for Northern Ballet.


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