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Woman standing arabesque with her arms in fifth in front of a large white rose being looked at by a beast.
A ballet by David Nixon CBE

Beauty & the Beast

Northern Ballet bring their signature sparkle to this timeless love story.

When a terrifying creature threatens her father, Beauty selflessly leaves her family to live with the Beast in his castle. As time goes by, she grows strangely fond of her host, who hides an extraordinary secret... a curse that can only be broken by true love.

Choreographed by David Nixon CBE and set to a hand-picked score of classic music from the likes of Bizet and Debussy played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

With opulent sets and kaleidoscopic costumes, this fairy-tale ballet is a must-see for audiences of all ages. 

‘A proper fairy tale ending. Super.’
Daily Express
‘A triumphant success.’
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Observer
‘Perfectly executed and breathtaking’
A dozen dancers in gold and white dance in unison, each stood on one foot, the other leg in arabesque behind them
Beauty and Beast stand close and stare intensively and each other, both uncertain of the other
The Beast and Beauty facing each other but pulling away while holding a hand.
Beauty and Prince Orian dance lovingly, Beauty en pointe on one foot, her other leg raised in front of her
La Fée Magnifique standing on one foot en pointe, a leg raised behind her, one arm above her, her black and green dress spread out by the force of her spin.
Six female dancers, each wearing brightly colourful dresses and hats stand in a row looking down

This production contains short periods of flashing and strobed lighting.

Running time 2 hours 5 minutes (approximately)

Creative Team

Choreography, Direction and Costume Design
Set Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design Assistant
Music Arranger

Header photo taken by Guy Farrow, production photos taken by Tristram Kenton.