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Productions

This list of productions is by no means exhaustive but is does include all ballets performed since 2003.

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Full-length ballets

1984

1984

Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. However, when Winston meets Julia he dares to rebel by falling in love.
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

One magical night. Three terrifying ghosts.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Northern Ballet brings its magic to Shakespeare's most bewitching play in this critically acclaimed dance version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A Sleeping Beauty Tale

A Sleeping Beauty Tale

Northern Ballet presents A Sleeping Beauty Tale for the twenty-first century…
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

...they told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at – Elysian Fields!
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

It was the best of times it was the worst of times…
As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

An ecclectic selection of works from classical to contemporary.
Beauty & the Beast

Beauty & the Beast

Discover the magic that can happen when you look beneath the surface with Northern Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast.
Carmen

Carmen

Didy Veldman choreographs this tale of fatal attraction; a familiar story set in a modern, dark underworld where the beautiful Carmen uses her seductive powers to devastating effect.
Casanova

Casanova

‘Be the flame, not the moth’ Throw caution to the wind. Be led into temptation. Unmask Casanova with Northern Ballet.
Cinderella

Cinderella

Set in Imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic, Northern Ballet's new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the unstoppable power of young love conquers all.
Cleopatra

Cleopatra

An enduring icon of the ancient world. The ultimate modern woman. Beautiful, sensual and determined; mother, lover and queen. In a world ruled by men, this courageous and compulsive woman overturned convention and changed the course of history.
Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

David Nixon's Dangerous Liaisons ballet tells a story of sexual power, depravity, cruelty and deceit in 18th century France.
Dracula

Dracula

Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.
Giselle

Giselle

One of the greatest romantic ballets in the world, Giselle, made a rare appearance in Yorkshire when Northern Ballet performed it at Leeds Grand Theatre in May 2011.
Hamlet

Hamlet

Surrounded by the terrifying events of the Nazi occupation of Paris, and witness to the depths to which man can descend, Hamlet finds himself drawn into a world he can no longer make sense of and surrounded by people he can no longer trust.
I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

The Roaring Twenties. Jazz, blues, movies, musicals and irresistible glamour. Chic, sassy women, romanced by smooth, sophisticated guys. A heady whirl of parties, champagne and dancing.
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

The ultimate heroine, Jane Eyre’s journey to overcome the odds is one of literature’s finest love stories.
La Traviata

La Traviata

Northern Ballet transports you to the decadent society of Parisian highlife in the 1800s where the young and naive nobleman, Armand, falls deeply in love with the beautiful courtesan, Marguerite. Their courtship turns into one of the most passionate love stories of all time but is doomed from the start as the consequences of Marguerite's past life eventually destroy the only real love that she will ever know.
Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best - through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe-inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.
Ondine

Ondine

Ondine, the heart-rending tale of doomed romance between a beautiful water nymph and a handsome nobleman.
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Christmas wouldn't be the same without Northern Ballet at Leeds Grand Theatre. This year we take you to Neverland for a magical adventure with the boy who never grew up.
Requiem!!

Requiem!!

An ambitious and exciting production set to the powerful and evocative music of Mozart's Requiem, this bold, provocative dance work explores the relationship between Man and Death, Death's presence in the world and its inescapable power.
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

For information about Romeo and Juliet touring in 2016 please click here The page has information about Northern Ballet's production of Romeo & Juliet last performed in the UK in 2010.
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Remember the first time you fell in love? Your first kiss? From ecstatic joy to crushing heartbreak, nothing ever feels the same again.
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Adored by audiences for over a hundred years, Swan Lake is the most famous ballet in the world.
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby to the stage.
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Share in Clara's adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince into a magical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

En garde! Cardinal Richelieu is plotting against Queen Anne. Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, together with the spirited D'Artagnan have vowed to protect France at all costs!
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Passionate and obsessive, Cathy and Heathcliff's love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them. As children they are inseparable, running wild and free on the moors, but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love – a devastating force that even death cannot destroy. The Saturday 10 September 7.30pm performance of Wuthering Heights is a celebration of the incredible career of Northern Ballet Senior Artist Hironao Takahashi, who has danced with the company for twenty-four years. During the evening Hiro will dance the role of Edgar.

Children's ballets

Elves & the Shoemaker

Elves & the Shoemaker

Following the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, we're delighted to present our next ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Goldilocks & the Three Bears

With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s productions especially for children are not to be missed. Now the magic continues with a brand-new retelling of Goldilocks & the Three Bears.
Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

With the fantastic success of Ugly Duckling, our first ballet especially for children, we’re delighted to bring you our latest ballet for children Three Little Pigs. You can watch Three Little Pigs on CBeebies again on Wednesday 8 April at 11am and 5pm and soon after on iPlayer!
Tortoise & the Hare

Tortoise & the Hare

Following the sell-out successes of Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs and Elves & the Shoemaker and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet bring their magic to Tortoise & the Hare.
Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

A Ballet for Children The CBeebies adaptation of Ugly Duckling will be shown on Tuesday 7 April at 11am and 5pm and soon after on iPlayer.

Mixed programmes

Mixed Programme 2004

Mixed Programme 2004

Including Lambarena by Val Caniparoli and Jardi Tancat by Cathy Marsden.
Mixed Programme 2009

Mixed Programme 2009

This is the Mixed Programme presented in spring 2009.
Mixed Programme 2013

Mixed Programme 2013

Presented at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, in June 2013.
Mixed Programme 2014

Mixed Programme 2014

This Mixed Programme was presented at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London (May) and Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds (June) in 2014.
Mixed Programme 2015

Mixed Programme 2015

Our new Mixed Programme shows off the strength and prowess of our first-class dancers as they perform daring and dynamic dance that will leave you breathless.
Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

See Northern Ballet up close and personal this February with Perpetual Motion, the Company's first programme of short dance pieces in their new home.