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Beauty & the Beast

Get closer to Beauty & the Beast with talks and demonstrations about the show and life in a touring ballet company.
Northern Ballet Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, has been in Australia with West Australian Ballet to stage his Beauty & the Beast. David created the ballet for Christmas 2011 at Leeds Grand Theatre before it toured to eleven cities in the UK from Canterbury to Edinburgh. West Australian Ballet will be performing Beauty & the Beast 13 - 28 May at His Majesty's Theatre, Perth.
Julie Anderson
For 25 years Julie ran a successful bridal shop while also working freelance on ballet, film, theatre and opera. For the past three years she has concentrated solely on her career in costume work with Northern Ballet and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Casts are from 2011-12 and are here for archive purposes only. Please be aware that all casts are subject to change without notice.
[UPDATED 9 November 2012] As reviews for Beauty & the Beast come in we'll add snippets here as well as show what people are saying on public forums like Twitter and Facebook.
Hannah Bateman & Victoria Sibson let us into their dressing room to reveal the secrets of the make-up which makes Les Feés Luminaire & Magnifique of Beauty & the Beast so striking.
Featuring excerpts from Beauty & the Beast filmed at its premiere run at Leeds Grand Theatre in December 2012. Danced by Northern Ballet dancers and with music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia this brand new production will delight grown-ups and children of all ages.
Duncan Hayler Set Design Child soloist Glyndebourne Opera The Cunning Little Vixen, Rattle/Miller 1977. Member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Degree in Theatre Set and Costume Design, Wimbledon School of Art. Winner Thames TV Design Bursary.
At Leeds Grand Theatre on December 17, 2012 Northern Ballet premièred David Nixon's Beauty & the Beast. After the performance Aled Roberts asked the audience what they thought of the production with Austin Cardwell filming. This is what the audience told us...

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