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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.

The king and queen rising above the magic of Merlin.

Creative Team

Choreography & Direction
Set & Costume Design
  • Colin Richmond
Lighting Design
Design & Direction of Puppetry
Rachael Gillespie being held high by Northern Ballet dancers as part of Merlin rehearsals.
Antoinette Brooks-Daw looking imperious during Merlin rehearsals
Kevin Poeung holding a sword aloft... Excalibur?