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Dancer leaps holding light in his hands.
World Première


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.

Please note that this production may contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.

Creative Team

Choreography & Direction
Set & Costume Design
Lighting Design
Design & Direction of Puppetry
Costume Design Assistant
A male dancer jump with both legs extended in a mid-air split while reaching for the camara
A dancer rests his forehead against a dragon puppet's forehead
A male dancer leaping and a female dancer with a leg outstretched while on pointe
A male dancer hold a female dancer on his shoulder who she extends one leg in front of her and another behind
A male dancer stands arabesque with a female dancer
The king and queen rising above the magic of Merlin.

Photos Guy Farrow, Riku Ito and Emily Nuttall

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