The recently announced Northern Ballet 2023 Autumn tour includes two full-length fan favorites choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director, David Nixon.
Beauty & the Beast features accompaniment by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia who will play a score of classic music by composers such as Bizet and Debussy.
The annual Nutcracker will have an exclusive engagement this year in the company’s hometown of Leeds.
Northern Ballet 2023 Autumn Tour Schedule
Beauty & the Beast
October 4-7, 2023 @ Nottingham Theatre Royal November 7-11, 2023 @ Newcastle Theatre Royal November 21-25, 2023 @ Norwich Theatre Royal June 4-9, 2024 @ Leeds Grand Theatre
Beauty & the Beast by David Nixon CBE
“Beauty & the Beast, last performed in 2016, tells the story of Beauty who selflessly leaves her family to live with a Beast in his castle after he threatens her father. As time goes by, she grows strangely fond of her host, who hides an extraordinary secret…a curse that only be broken by true love.
Audiences will be transported to a magical world of colour, inhabited by fairies, goblins and sprites, with elaborate mirrored sets by Duncan Hayler and haute couture-style costumes designed by Choreographer and Director David Nixon CBE.”
November 29 – December 10, 2023 @ Leeds Grand Theatre
The Nutcracker by David Nixon CBE
“Set to Tchaikovsky’s infamous music, The Nutcracker provides the ultimate festive entertainment for all ages.
In the midst of a festive party, as the fire crackles and the pile of presents grows ever higher, Clara is caught up in the warmth and excitement of Christmas and becomes enthralled by her new Nutcracker doll. But, as the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker proves to be no ordinary toy.
After saving her Nutcracker from the wily Mouse King, Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and the famous Sugar Plum Fairy.”