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Groups enjoy ‘cracking’ evening in Manchester

Published on Friday 25 June, 2010
David Nixon, OBE, and the attendees watching Julie Charlet performing an excerpt from Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.

Last Thursday Northern Ballet hosted a special event at City Inn, Manchester, to introduce group organisers to the wonderful world of The Nutcracker. Guests were given a greater insight to the production with a talk from the man behind the ballet, NB Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE. They were then treated to the Chinese Dance and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy performed live by NB dancers - a fantastic opportunity to enjoy these dances in an intimate setting.

Amidst the wine and fabulous canapés (the mini fish and chips went down a particular treat!) guests were able to see the Company’s new brand in all it’s glory – including previews of all of autumn’s new posters.

Whilst the group organisers booked their outing to The Palace Theatre this November to see the full production of The Nutcracker, one guest, budding ballerina Hannah (pictured below with dancers Ben Mitchell, Thomas Aragones and Julie Charlet) was delighted to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Budding Ballerina Hannah with Northern Ballet Theatre Dancers

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Previously toured to...

Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Newcastle Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Manchester Opera House
0844 847 2295
Newcastle Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Manchester Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Nottingham Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Bath Theatre Royal
01225 448844
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Manchester Opera House
0844 847 2295

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