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In 1981 Robert de Warren created a new version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with production designs by first-time ballet designer Clive Lavagna. His costumes were very modern for the time, with body-suits to allow the audience to admire the dancer's movements, poise and athleticism.
The music used was, of course, Mendelssohn's famous score with additional pieces from his Songs Without Words all arranged by Leonard Salzedo.
Here are Lynn Jezzard as Titania and Martin Gurnett as Oberon, photo by Roger Alexander.
This weekend, there’s so much going on in the world of Northern Ballet that we’re keeping you on your toes and up to date with a ‘This weekend in…’
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!
September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we're celebrating by sharing Captain Hook and his swarthy crew's favourite jokes...
In 1983 we produced a new version of Alice in Wonderland with choreographer Rosemary Helliwell, music by Joseph Horovitz and designer Elisabeth Dalton.
This photo, from 1984, features dancer Lynn Jezzard in the title role.
On Friday 12 September after that day's performance of Dracula our Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, will be answering your questions about the production, the costumes, choreography, characters and more.
We invite you, whether you are attending that performance or not, to submit your questions for David.