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Tales from Touring - Woking & Nottingham

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It's been a long time since my last Tales from Touring blog and in fact it's been about four months since the last time I was out and about with the Company in Southampton! Since then we've had a fantastic run of performances of the Mixed Programme at our Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, followed by a well-earned summer break for our dancers, six weeks of rehearsals and a stunning revival of Dracula at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Revamping Dracula's wardrobe

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As Dracula prepared to return for the first time in five years, we spoke to Senior Wardrobe Manager Mikhaila Pye to find out just what it takes to get our dancers on stage in their Victorian finest...

How soon do you start preparing the wardrobe for the revival of a production?

We start planning the wardrobe for a revival as soon as possible, or as soon as we get the casting for a production. We got the Dracula costumes back from storage before the summer break at the end of June.

Dancing up some air miles

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While we've been in the office enjoying the sunshine in Leeds over the last few weeks our dancers have been racking up some air miles during their well-deserved summer holiday. So where do dancers jet off to rest their legs and work on their tans? We asked some of them to let us in on their plans.


This week in Northern Ballet (16 June 2014)

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The final week of the season is upon us but there's no resting on our laurels as we prepare to open our Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in our Leeds city-centre home.


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