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Beauty & the Beast

Interview with Duncan Hayler, the set designer for Northern Ballet's new production of Beauty & the Beast, discusses the project and provides some tantilising hints as to what we can expect to see.
Here's Ashley Dixon being made up as The Beast before the Beauty & the Beast fashion parade in October 2011.
On 20 October, 2011, our home in Leeds played host to a fashion show of costumes from our new production of Beauty & the Beast.
On 20 October group bookers from Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were invited to a very special evening at Northern Ballet. The atrium of our new home was buzzing as over 130 guests gathered – champagne flowed as anticipation rose.
These images feature Martha Leebolt as Beauty with Ashley Dixon as the Beast. Photos by Jason Tozer.
John Longstaff
John was born in Lancashire and educated at Girton College, Cambridge and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with numerous companies including: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist), Northern Ballet (conductor and rehearsal pianist), Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director), Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor), Young Opera Venture (musical director) and St. Peter’s Church, Harrogate (Director of Music). 


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