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A story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit. 

In 18th century France, letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they spin a web of heartbreak and ruin. It might seem like a game, but lives will be ruined and love irrevocably lost.

From the original scandalous novel, the acclaimed film starring John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer and iconic retelling Cruel Intentions, this dangerous story has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years. 

Northern Ballet's bodice-ripping adaptation is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. 

You’ll feel every heartbeat of this intimate performance.

Socially distanced performances

We know that not everyone feels ready to return to a full capacity theatre. There are three socially distanced performances of Dangerous Liaisons at Leeds Playhouse; on 7, 9 (eve only) and 11 (mat only) September, social distancing will be in place including the auditorium seating.

Age guidance: 12+

Contains scenes of a sexual nature and sexual violence including a rape scene.

Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes (including interval, approximately)

'Northern Ballet is back with a bang'
The Telegraph
'wild and wicked choreography'
The Jewish Chronicle
'…a most enjoyable evening in the theatre'
Culture Whisper
‘Northern Ballet dancers ... never cease to impress’
The Scotsman
Sarah Chun as Courtesan Emilie and Joseph Taylor as Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Mlindi Kulashe as Valmont and Ayami Miyata as Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Riku Ito
Mlindi Kulashe as Valmont and Kyungka Kwak as Courtesan Emilie in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Riku Ito
Ashley Dixon as Gercourt in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Antoinette Brooks-Daw as Madame de Tourvel and Joseph Taylor as Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Creative Team

Choreography & Costume Design
Story
  • Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Music
  • Antonio Vivaldi
Lighting Design

Photos by Emma Kauldhar.

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