NORTHERN BALLET'S PRODUCTION ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN
This half term Little Red Riding Hood Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children, will have its World Première in Leeds with 17 performances at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre from 28 October – 2 November 2019. In addition, Northern Ballet has just announced that Yorkshire audiences will be able to catch this delightful new show at six more theatres in the county as the production tours to Bradford, Bridlington, Goole, Doncaster, Harrogate and Hull as part of a major national tour in spring 2020.
Adapted from the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood tells the story of a little girl who comes across a very hungry wolf in the forest. But is he really such a big, bad wolf? This child friendly 40 minute ballet follows their adventure as they meet friends and discover the importance of kindness. It has been created especially for children and their families to experience live dance, music and theatre together.
Little Red Riding Hood follows in the footsteps of the Company’s six previous children’s ballets, which have achieved huge popularity live on stage, in CBeebies TV adaptations and in cinemas nationwide. With an all female creative team, Little Red Riding Hood will feature choreography by Mariana Rodrigues, set designs by Marjoke Henrichs, lighting by Abbi Fearnley, costume designs by Mariana Rodrigues in collaboration with Kim Brassley and Carley Marsh, and music composed by Eloise Gynn, played live by members of Northern Ballet Sinfonia at every venue.
Daniel de Andrade, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Children’s Ballets, said:
‘We are thrilled to première Little Red Riding Hood in Leeds this October half term and tour the production to wider Yorkshire audiences in the spring. Our children’s ballets have been enchanting families across the UK for several years, creating a truly magical live dance experience for all ages to enjoy together. We are delighted to continue that tradition with Mariana’s new production.’
Limited tickets remain for the Leeds 2019 performances, for availability please call the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Box Office on 0113 220 8008