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Joseph Taylor and Antoinette Brooks Daw in Dangerous Liaisons.

Dangerous Liaisons

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. 

Now Northern Ballet bring their bodice-ripping adaptation back to the stage.  

Performed with minimal set and full costumes, the ballet is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. 

You’ll feel every heartbeat of this intimate performance. 

Also available to book: Contemporary Cuts at Salford The Lowry on Wed 5 May.

Featuring excerpts from 1984 and Jane Eyre, plus Kenneth Tindall's States of Mind, as seen on the BBC.

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Age guidance: 12+

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes (approximately)

Performances are subject to cancellation or change dependent upon changes to Government guidelines around COVID-19.

‘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
Story
  • Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Music
  • Antonio Vivaldi
Lighting Design

Photos by Emma Kauldhar.