Autumn 2018 season announced

Press release date 
Mon 13 Nov 2017

Northern Ballet has announced details of its autumn 2018 season which heralds the return of two audience favourites, The Three Musketeers and The Nutcracker. Both productions by David Nixon OBE will tour nationally and the Company will also perform a new Mixed Programme in Leeds and Doncaster.

The Three Musketeers
Returning to the stage for the first time in more than 10 years, David Nixon OBE’s The Three Musketeers is a dashing tale of intrigue, treachery, romance and thrilling swordplay. Set in 17th century Paris where honour is everything but no secret is safe, devoted friends D’Artagnan and the three musketeers, race on chivalrous quest to save the Queen’s reputation and the life of D’Artagnan’s love. With a sweeping score by Sir Malcolm Arnold, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, this is a gripping ballet with larger than life characters for the whole family to enjoy. The Three Musketeers will tour to Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Canterbury from October to November 2018.

The Nutcracker
A festive classic, David Nixon OBE’s The Nutcracker follows young Clara as her Christmas dreams come true. As her Nutcracker doll proves to be no ordinary toy, Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, The Nutcracker will radiate the warmth and excitement of Christmas on tour to Hull, Norwich, Woking and Leeds in November and December 2018.

Mixed Programme
Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme will offer audiences an exhilarating line-up of new work by Kenneth Tindall, choreographer of Northern Ballet’s hit new ballet Casanova; freelance stage and film choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple; and a choreographic debut by Northern Ballet Soloist Mlindi Kulashe. Further details of the programme are to be announced. Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme will be performed in Leeds and Doncaster in September 2018.

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