|Commencing in September, theatregoers in Yorkshire will be able to enjoy an impressive new season of dramatic, contemporary and family friendly dance with Northern Ballet.
Three Short Ballets kicks off their new season, a triple bill of exhilarating short dance works. With performances in Leeds (5 – 7 Sep) and Doncaster (10 – 11 Sep), the programme features The Kingdom of Back, Morgann Runacre-Temple’s humorous and moving tribute to Wolfgang’s sister Nannerl Mozart, David Nixon OBE’s heart-thumping, music pumping Powerhouse Rhumba and the world première of For an instant by in-demand choreographer Amaury Lebrun.
Cinderella is returning for the first time since its world première tour ended in 2014, David Nixon OBE’s enchanting adaptation embarks on a new national tour from late September. The world’s most famous rags to riches fairytale, Cinderella combines thrilling dance with magic and circus skills in a feel-good, family friendly spectacle. Cinderella tours to Sheffield (24 – 28 Sep), Hull (15 – 19 Oct) and Leeds (17 Dec – 2 Jan).
In October, perfectly timed for Halloween, Dracula returns to the Leeds Playhouse stage. This dark and enthralling tale reveals the tormented world of Stoker’s sinister vampire in a story that has seduced countless generations. Performances in Leeds are from 29 Oct – 2 Nov and audiences can also see this production broadcast live to cinemas for one night only on 31 Oct.
Little Red Riding Hood is the latest in its highly successful repertoire of ballets created especially for children. Mariana Rodrigues’ charming adaptation will première at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds from 28 Oct – 2 Nov. Telling the story of Little Red on a big adventure, she encounters a very hungry wolf and discovers the importance of kindness.
Tickets for all productions are on sale now. See northernballet.com/whatson for details.