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Rehearsals (World Ballet Day)

Ballet Reimagined


Dangerous Liaisons

David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons ballet tells a story of sexual power, depravity, cruelty and deceit in 18th century France.


Letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they plot a game of heartbreak and ruin. Innocence is preyed upon, relationships shattered and love lost. Vivaldi's Four Seasons, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, wraps itself around the seductive dance in this sexually-charged production.

From the original scandalous novel to the acclaimed film starring John Malcovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, the story of Dangerous Liaisons has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years. Renowned for bringing famous stories to life with their stunning blend of dance and drama Northern Ballet’s bodice-ripping ballet is bound to leave you breathless regardless of whether you are a dance lover or dance virgin.

  • Martha Leebolt as the Marquise Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Merlin Hendy
  • Martha Leebolt as the Marquise in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Merlin Hendy
  • Northern Ballet dancers in Dangerous Liasons. Photo Merlin Hendy

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Glasgow, Theatre Royal
0844 871 7627
Llandudno, Venue Cymru
01492 872000
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre
01242 572573
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484 430528
York Theatre Royal
01904 623568
Preston, Charter Theatre
0844 844 7710
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
0113 213 7700

This table displays past performances of this production.

Age guidance: 12+

Running time: 1hr 55min