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Tim Mitchell
Tim has previously lit Hamlet and Dracula for Northern Ballet and other dance and opera credits include Die Fledermaus (WNO); Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky Theatr, Russiae); Ariadne Auf Naxos (Boston); The Marriage of Figaro, Requiem Ballet, Don Giovanni (Kammeroper); Carmen Negra (Icelandic Opera); The Snowman (Korea/Sadler’s Wells/Tour) and The Lady and The Fool (BRB).
Christopher Giles
Christopher’s previous work includes: Wild Geese (Taiyuan Dance Troupe, Beijing & touring), The Architect (Northern Ballet), No Man’s Land (short film), The Damnation of Faust (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Rags (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Darling of the Day (Union Theatre London), Babes in Arms (ArtsEd), Enter (Talawa Youth Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (ArtsEd), Lysistrata (Rose Theatre London), Bells are Ringing (Union Theatre London), Leonce und Lena (Grands Ballets Can
Set in 1940s Paris, Hamlet is danced against a backdrop of one of the most destructive periods of the twentieth century.
Patricia has worked extensively with Northern Ballet, beginning as drama consultant and acting coach on Christopher Gable’s Dracula, continuing with him and Michael Pink on Giselle and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  She then directed Northern Ballet’s Carmen and A Streetcar Named Desire, both choreographed by Didy Veldman.
David Nixon, OBE
David Nixon has been Artistic Director of Northern Ballet since 2001. David trained as a dancer, first in his hometown of Chatham, Ontario and then at the National Ballet School of Canada where his training began in earnest. It was during his time there that he first became interested in choreography, helping to revive a choreographic workshop with the approval of school director Betty Oliphant. After further training in Europe he returned to Canada to train with Erik Bruhn and the great Russian teacher, Eugene Valukin.
An interview with Hamlet's set & costume designer, Christopher Giles.


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