Born in Southampton in 1953, Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University, and began his career at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, as a musician and actor.
Northern Ballet Sinfonia has recorded eight extremely successful CDs, most recently for the ballet Cleopatra composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon)
Use your Spotify account to listen to Stephen Warbeck's wonderful score for our production of Peter Pan.
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.
This resource pack is designed to give teachers an insight into Northern Ballet's production of Peter Pan. It is suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 and provides practical ideas and tasks that can be used in the classroom.
A short excerpt from the pre-performance notes and audio description of Peter Pan.
This new ballet has breathtaking moments of flying, from Peter Pan's first flying leap through the big window into the nursery to the four children setting off to fly to Never Never Land … Stephen Warbeck's first ever ballet score is a winner and adds musical tone to events on, and often above, stage. BBC Online Christian Broomhall was born to be Pan: mercurial, Puckish, he mastered the wires and flew into our hearts. The Guardian
Act One Scene 1: The Children's Room On The Top Floor Of Number 14. Night. Mrs Darling encounters a strange being in her children's room. It escapes but leaves its shadow behind. It is the end of the day and the children, Michael, John and Wendy, with their dog Nana, play and have supper. Mr and Mrs Darling are preparing to go out to a dinner party and, with Liza their maid, get the children ready for bed before they leave.
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