Following the announcement that Northern Ballet is to première an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins in September 2015, the Leeds-based Company, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary year, has released details of its plans for spring 2015 with a season of iconic love stories giving 134 performances across 28 venues in the UK.
This week we welcome our dancers back to Leeds after being out on tour for for almost a month. It's nice to have them back in the building where rehearsals and creativity are top of the agenda as everyone prepares for the final performances of the season with the Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre.
It's another one for the history books this week as we travel to Southampton for our very first performances at the Mayflower Theatre from 28 - 31 May. It's also the last time we'll be performing A Midsummer Night's Dream for a while following a tour that has seen us perform this hilarious and magical production at eight theatres in the UK and three theatres in China over the last nine months. So don't miss out, join us at the Mayflower Theatre this week.
This week the magic continues as Puck packs up his mischievous love juice and heads down to Milton Keynes for performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Running from 20 - 24 May at Milton Keynes Theatre, tickets are still available so book now and enjoy this colourful and hilarious production.
Book tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream at Milton Keynes Theatre
Last week the Company was in London, and what a week it was! Our first ever performances in Covent Garden and our first triple bill outside of Leeds in recent years!
After being invited to watch the Mixed Programme rehearsals during the previous week I was already highly anticipating our arrival at the Royal Opera House (ROH) and by the time my delightful Cockney cabbie pulled up outside on of London's most famous buildings I was absolutely jittering with excitement.
Northern Ballet returns home in June with a showcase of established international and emerging choreographic talent, including the World Première of Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect. The Company will perform a Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in its award-winning headquarters in Leeds from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 June.