Hamlet – What’s On Stage review

February 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm (Marketing and PR News) (, , , , , )

Christopher Hinton Lewis, NBT's Hamlet ballet

“Northern Ballet Theatre’s inventive and immersive take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet tragedy is set in Nazi-occupied Paris where Hamlet attempts to come to terms with his father’s death. In the dizzying intro scenes of ghostly visions…”

Read the whole review here

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Momentum Launch

February 22, 2008 at 10:41 am (Company News, Events, Fundraising) (, , , , , , , )

www.buidling-momentum.co.uk

Northern Ballet Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre revealed a stunning new vision for a centre of excellence for dance in Leeds last night at the launch of momentum, the campaign to raise the remaining funds required for the new buidling. HRH The Earl of Wessex attended the launch where new designs by the Strategic Design Alliance, a partnership of Jacobs and Leeds City Council’s in-house architects, were unveiled. In addition, Leeds Metropolitan University announced that it is investing in the new dance centre in an exciting partnership with NBT and Phoenix.

Read the full press release.

A new fundraising website was also launched yesterday to help raise funds for the momentum project.

Click here to visit the new site

Photographs of the launch:

Momentum Launch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Launch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Launch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Lauch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Lauch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Lauch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

Momentum Lauch. Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

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Hamlet World Première at Leeds, Grand Theatre

February 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm (Events, Marketing and PR News, Tour News) (, , , , , , )

Saturday saw the first public performance of Northern Ballet Theatre’s new dance adaptation of Hamlet, on the stage of the Grand Theatre in Leeds….

Hamlet  - opening night at the Grand - Photo: Mick Schofield

Grand Theatre Foyer - Photo: Mick Schofield

Chris Giles, Set and Costume Designer for the production talks to Ruth Burke-Kennedy, Media and PR Manager

Hamlet Front Gauze design

Christopher Hinton-Lewis as Hamlet. Photo: Dee Conway

Hinton-Lewis as Hamlet, Georgina Roberts as Ophelia. Photo: Dee Conway

Steven Wheeler as Father. Photo: Dee Conway

Hinton-Lewis (Hamlet), Roberts (Ophelia). Photo: Dee Conway

Dee Conway

Darren Goldsmith as Claudius, Christopher Hinton-Lewis as Hamlet. Photo: Dee Conway

Hinton-Lewis (Hamlet), Roberts (Ophelia) and Hironao Takahashi as Laertes. Photo: Dee Conway

Hinton Lewis as Hamlet. Photo: Dee Conway

Hinton-Lewis (Hamlet) and Nathalie Leger as Gertrude. Photo: Dee Conway

Post performace drinks... Photo: Mick Schofield

David Nixon gives a speech... Photo: Mick Schofield

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Hamlet Casting

February 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm (Artist's News, Casts, Tour News) (, , , , , )

NBT's Hamlet ballet

Hamlet
Leeds, Grand Theatre
16 – 23 February 2008 

THIS CAST LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday 16 February (evening)
Hamlet – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Ophelia – Georgina May
Gertrude – Nathalie Leger
Claudius – Darren Goldsmith
Horatio / RS ex man – Tobias Batley
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Hiro Takahashi

Monday 18 February (evening)
Hamlet – Hiro Takahashi
Ophelia – Keiko Amemori
Gertrude – Patricia Hines
Claudius – Kenneth Tindall
Horatio / RS ex man – Ashley Dixon
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Tobias Batley

Tuesday 19 February (evening)
Hamlet – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Ophelia – Georgina May
Gertrude – Nathalie Leger
Claudius – Darren Goldsmith
Horatio / RS ex man – Tobias Batley
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Hiro Takahashi

Wednesday 20 February (evening)
Hamlet – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Ophelia – Georgina May
Gertrude – Nathalie Leger
Claudius – Darren Goldsmith
Horatio / RS ex man – Ashley Dixon
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Tobias Batley

Thursday 21 February (matinee)
Hamlet – Hiro Takahashi
Ophelia – Keiko Amemori
Gertrude – Patricia Hines
Claudius – Kenneth Tindall
Horatio / RS ex man – Ashley Dixon
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Tobias Batley

Thursday 21 February (evening)
Hamlet – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Ophelia – Georgina May
Gertrude – Nathalie Leger
Claudius – Darren Goldsmith
Horatio / RS ex man – Tobias Batley
Polonius – Martin Bell
Laertes – Hiro Takahashi

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Box Office: 0131 529 6000

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Easter Course 2008

February 13, 2008 at 11:48 am (Events, Learning & Access) (, , , , )

Learning & Access - Urban Tales Advert

Urban Tales - Details

For more information visit NBT’s Learning & Access Department

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Olivier Nomination for NBT’s The Three Musketeers

February 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm (Company News, Events) (, , , )

NBT's The Three Musketeers

All for one and one for all:
Olivier Nomination for Northern Ballet Theatre’s Musketeers 

Leeds-based Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) has been nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award in the Best New Dance Production category for its highly acclaimed production of The Three Musketeers. Other nominees in the category include The Royal Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group and Fabulous Beast Dance. The winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on 9 March at Grosvenor House in London.   

The production has already scooped a top accolade at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2007, winning the Best Dance Award in a category that included some of the worlds leading dance artists: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Carlos Acosta, Henri Oguike Dance Company, and Richard Alston Dance Company.

 

Read more in our press release

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Classical Training Auditions

February 6, 2008 at 1:06 pm (Auditions, Classical Training, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , , , )

The closing date for applications for Classical Training Auditions is looming so please make sure you send in all applications by Monday 18th February in order to make the deadline. We have classes to suit all ages and abilities ranging from intensive pre-vocational training programmes to Open classes.

To download an application pack or to find out more about the associate programme, international summer school and the Yorkshire Young Dancers Pre-Vocational training programme please go to the Classical Training Pages or call the Classical Training department on 0113 274 5355

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