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Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer mastered his magic to unite a warring kingdom.

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic.

Choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle.

Don’t miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s blend of classical ballet and unrivalled storytelling.

The Dragon, eyes glowing and smoke pouring from its mouth
The blacksmith, now in the army, menacingly holds a pike
Morgan stands proudly with her new black wings unfurled while Merlin lies drained at her feet
A dancer leaping in the air with a sword in his hands.
Three dancers perform in front of a large lit tree. Two dance around the other stood in the centre, holding their hands.
The Stage
"an epic piece of storytelling which glows, pulsates and frequently explodes with energy"
Reviews Gate
"an almost cinematic sense of spectacle"
The Telegraph
"a breath taking, dramatic and enchanting interpretation of the ancient tale"
East Midlands Theatre
"a stunning visual spectacle for young and old alike"
Dance Tabs
"Prepare to sit back and be spellbound"
The Reviews Hub

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

This production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.

Creative Team

Choreography & Direction
Set & Costume Design
Lighting Design
Design & Direction of Puppetry
Costume Design Assistant

Photos Guy Farrow, Emma Kauldhar, Riku Ito and Emily Nuttall

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