Northern Ballet has announced plans for its 2014 UK tour that will see the Company visiting 35 venues with a range of productions including the return of Northern Ballet’s most powerful heroine Cleopatra and the first UK tour of David Nixon’s new Cinderella.
Whilst joining the company on tour in Newcastle this week, I met the very friendly and helpful Kirsten Dixon, Stage Door Keeper at the Theatre Royal. Kirsten was kind enough to talk to me about her role and what it is like working in the theatre.
I have been set the mission to give you all a behind the scenes glimpse into life on tour with Northern Ballet and as our Autumn season now starts its tour of the UK, Newcastle was the first destination on the tour.
We are taking A Midsummer Night's Dream to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 17 - Sat 21 Sep. I have never really been to Newcastle before so was looking forward to seeing a new city.
I caught up with John Pryce-Jones, Music Director of Northern Ballet Sinfonia, to ask about life on tour for the Sinfonia and unique positioning of the Sinfonia at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
John Pryce-Jones said...
As a recently graduated student with a highly useful but extremely non-vocational degree in History I have found myself in that limbo stage of attempting to sample every avenue the world of work has to offer. It is to this end that I find myself enjoying an interesting and enlightening week of work experience with the fundraising team at Northern Ballet.