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Hamlet

It's 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare, and his works are far from being dead as a doornail (Henry VI Part II). In fact his words will live on forever and a day (As You Like It). In our repertoire we have three productions based on the plays of Shakespeare - Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet.
Philip Feeney
Philip Feeney studied composition with Robin Holloway and Hugh Wood at Cambridge University and with Franco Donatoni in Rome. He has written extensively for ballet and dance, and is well known as a pianist, working with many companies, including Northern Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Carlos Acosta, Adventures in Motion Pictures and the Martha Graham Company.
Here are the provisional cast sheets for Hamlet at the West Yorkshire Playhouse running until Saturday, 17 September. (Updated.) Please note all casts are subject to change without notice.
Here's a selection of production photographs taken by Brian Slater on Thursday 1 September at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Hamlet opened on Friday 9 September at West Yorkshire Playhouse and here are a few of the mentions & comments we've received so far from Twitter & Facebook... Update 22 September @northernballet I saw your production of Hamlet last week, you have changed my perception of ballet forever. AMAZING! Charlotte Payne, @CharliPayne
Here's a rare look at Nothern Ballet dancers during early rehearsals for Hamlet. Thanks to all the dancers, crew, the pianist Grant Green and ballet staff.
Direct From Studio 7 - Tobias Batley talks about the production of Hamlet and playing the title role. He tells us about how the roles are developed to the staging of the ballet and even what it's like to be the 'poster boy' for both Hamlet & Cleopatra. For booking and more info on Hamlet visit http://northernballet.com/hamlet Free Royalty Free Music by http://www.danosongs.com, "Remember How It Started" Photos by Jason Tozer
Tim Mitchell
Tim has previously lit Hamlet and Dracula for Northern Ballet and other dance and opera credits include Die Fledermaus (WNO); Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky Theatr, Russiae); Ariadne Auf Naxos (Boston); The Marriage of Figaro, Requiem Ballet, Don Giovanni (Kammeroper); Carmen Negra (Icelandic Opera); The Snowman (Korea/Sadler’s Wells/Tour) and The Lady and The Fool (BRB).
Christopher Giles
Christopher’s previous work includes: Wild Geese (Taiyuan Dance Troupe, Beijing & touring), The Architect (Northern Ballet), No Man’s Land (short film), The Damnation of Faust (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Rags (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Darling of the Day (Union Theatre London), Babes in Arms (ArtsEd), Enter (Talawa Youth Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (ArtsEd), Lysistrata (Rose Theatre London), Bells are Ringing (Union Theatre London), Leonce und Lena (Grands Ballets Can

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