WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF VICTORIA
Next month Yorkshire is receiving a royal visit like no other. From 9-16 March Northern Ballet will bring the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance with the world première of Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston.
Victoria tells the astounding life story of Queen Victoria through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice. Travelling back in time from Victoria’s death bed, Beatrice relives her memories of her mother as a secluded widow before discovering her anew as she transcribes the Queen’s intimate diaries. Wife, mother, lover, Empress; Victoria presents the various, often conflicting faces of this emblematic monarch.
Victoria is choreographed and directed by the internationally acclaimed Cathy Marsden who created Northern Ballet’s critically-acclaimed Jane Eyre, nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award. It will be performed to live music with an original score by Philip Feeney whose previous scores for Northern Ballet include Jane Eyre and Cinderella.
David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet, said: ‘Queen Victoria is arguably one of the most iconic women of all time. The legacy of her extraordinary reign extends into the current day and we are privileged to be able to tell her story in dance.’
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