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October eNewsletter

This is an enewsletter from October 2011 kept here for archive purposes.

HRH Earl of Wessex meeting Cleopatra & Anthony (Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley)
Royal seal of approval
Since its première in February Cleopatra has been seen by over 50,000 people and our acclaimed production visits Woking and Norwich this month. HRH the Earl of Wessex attended Cleopatra earlier in the year – read more about our Royal visit now. To whet your appetite further our short 'making of' film features exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage and more.
Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra, Javier Torres as Caesar
Top of the charts
This month Dance Europe published their top 100 dancers. Dance critics from around the world were asked to nominate up to 10 outstanding dancers seen in performances during the 2010-11 season and we’re over the moon that five of our Company were recognised for their roles in Cleopatra and Giselle – Martha Leebolt, Pippa Moore, Tobias Batley, Hironao Takahashi and Javier Torres.
Beauty & the Feast - Martha Leebolt as Beauty
If you're looking for an alternative to your Christmas party or festive treat with friends or family why not celebrate with Northern Ballet. For £100+VAT per person you can enjoy a gourmet three course meal with wine at Northern Ballet, transfer to Leeds Grand Theatre, premium seats for Beauty & the Beast, a souvenir programme and interval drink.
Zumba(r) Party Fitness
Dancing Frenzy!
Classes have kicked off again at Northern Ballet and we've more ways than ever to get you moving and in shape in time for end of year festivities. ZUMBA© fever is sweeping the nation and has reached Northern Ballet. Ballet Fusion is a fun fitness class based on ballet and Pilates. Both are taught by ex-Northern Ballet dancer Natalie Russell who is our 60 second interviewee this month.
Neil Mullarkey as L Vaughn Spencer, this October at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
This month at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
This Saturday Fashion Bites Back is a night of entertainment and creative fashion to raise awareness and funds for the United Nation Foundation's Nothing But Nets malaria campaign. On 11 October Neil Mullarkey's hilarious awardwinning alter ego L. Vaughan Spencer (pictured above) will treat us to an unmissable night of comedy in Don't Be Needy, Be Succeedy. Action Hero's Front Man is a furiously loud, raucous reproduction of all the best gigs you never saw on 13 October. And we've more laughs in November from 80s comedy legends Phil Cool and Richard Digance.
Something else you might like
Twenty-five years after the release of their classic debut album, Grammy award-winning, all-female choir Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares is set to appear at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 28 October. Their strange, spine-tingling harmonies and heart-wrenching melodies are drawn from traditional Bulgarian songs in contemporary arrangements. Formerly known as the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, the ensemble is conducted by Dora Hristova and has toured the globe to great acclaim. Tickets cost £15/£20. To book call 0113 224 3801 or book online.
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Natalie Russell
60 seconds with Natalie Russell
We met up with former Company dancer Natalie Russell who now teaches at Northern Ballet Academy and is our ZUMBA© and Ballet Fitness instructor extraordinaire.
Ayana Kanda Madame Butterfly. Photo Jason Tozer.
New productions
Beauty & the Beast premières at Leeds Grand Theatre this December and tickets are also on sale for its Edinburgh, Sheffield and Hull Spring dates. Madame Butterfly will make a welcome return to Leeds Grand Theatre from 29 February – 10 March. Book soon to secure the best seats.
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tue 4 –Sat 8 Oct
0844 871 7645
Book online now
Norwich Theatre Royal
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct
01603 630 000
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The Nutcracker
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct
0844 871 7614
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Canterbury The Marlowe Theatre
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Nov
01227 787 787
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Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Nov
01274 432 000
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Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Nov
08448 11 21 21
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Manchester Opera House
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Nov
0844 847 2484
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Beauty & the Beast
Leeds Grand Theatre
World Première
Sat 17 – Sat 31 Dec
0844 848 2700
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Thu 15 – Sat 17 Mar 2012
0131 529 6000
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Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Mar 2012
0114 249 6000
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Hull New Theatre
Tue 27 – Sat 31 Mar 2012
01482 300300
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Mixed Programme
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Thu 9 – Sat 18 Feb 2012
0113 220 8008
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Madame Butterfly
Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 29 – Sat 10 Mar 2012
0844 848 2701
Book online now
Ashley Dixon as Beast. Photo Jason Tozer.
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
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Photos Bill Cooper, Steve Kensley, Philip Russell, Jason Tozer.
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