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It's 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, and his works are far from being dead as a doornail (Henry VI Part II). In fact his words will live on forever and a day (As You Like It). In our repertoire we have three productions based on the plays of Shakespeare - Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet.
Northern Ballet's founder (originally Northern Dance Theatre) and first Artistic Director, Laverne Meyer, in Company class at our first home at the Zion Institute, Stretford Road, Manchester. Photographer and date not recorded, if you know then please contact us.
For our Open House last Saturday (15 Feb 2014) brave souls went into our archive to see what treasures lie within - and some real treasures were found! Not least of which this candid photo of Princess Margaret and Christopher Gable on stage at Bath Theatre Royal after a performance of A Simple Man.
The Northern Ballet archives are bulging with posters, photographs and programmes from over forty years’ worth of productions. From the early days of Northern Dance Theatre in Manchester up to today, here’s a whistle-stop tour through some of the best hidden gems our archive cupboard has to offer.
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