Announcing Spring 2018

Press release date 
Wed 28 Jun 2017

Northern Ballet’s critically acclaimed Jane Eyre will return for a new UK tour in spring 2018. The Company announced details of its plans for the first half of 2018 which also includes further performances of A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer and the final performances in the world première tour of David Nixon OBE’s The Little Mermaid.

Northern Ballet will open its spring 2018 season with Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre at Leeds Grand Theatre in March. The first revival since its 2016 world première, Jane Eyre is the ultimate dramatic tale of romance and one woman’s indomitable spirit. This ballet is based on the famous novel by Charlotte Brontë and has been nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award this year. Jane Eyre will also tour to Belfast, Sheffield, Cardiff, London and Salford between April and June 2018.

Also at Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet will perform A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer for three performances only from 16 – 17 March 2018. Featuring three works by the esteemed Kenneth MacMillan; Concerto, Las Hermanas and Gloria, this is a rare opportunity for northern audiences to see these heritage works.

With performances in Edinburgh, Milton Keynes and Leicester between March and May 2018, Northern Ballet will conclude the first national tour of its newest full-length ballet The Little Mermaid. Set in an ethereal underwater world of a young mermaid, the ballet is based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and features an original score by Sally Beamish. The Little Mermaid is due to première later in 2017.

For more information, on sale dates and booking details for performances until June 2018, see

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