Development in our campaign for a new building

May 27, 2008 at 10:21 am (Company News, Fundraising) (, )


Our campaign for a new building in central Leeds with Phoenix Dance Theatre took an important step forward last week when Leeds City Council announced that it will be working with Wates Construction as the preferred participating contractor.


As the project moves through the design process, Wates will work with the architects to develop the design proposals, solve any potential logistical problems and cost the building construction.


Our fundraising campaign, momentum, the campaign to raise the final £1.5 million required to complete the £12million project, continues to gather pace. For further information and to make your donation visit

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Award nomination for Hamlet lighting design

May 27, 2008 at 8:58 am (Company News)


Northern Ballet Theatre is delighted that Tim Mitchell has been nominated for a Knights of Illumination Award for his lighting designs for David Nixon’s Hamlet. The awards recognise the outstanding contribution to live performance by Lighting Designers and Tim Mitchell’s work for Hamlet was cited for its taste and restraint when so much was going on in the piece.


Tim has been nominated in the dance category alongside Lucy Carter for Chroma at the Royal Opera House and Katharine Williams for I am Falling at the Gate Theatre.


Peter Mumford, who will be working with Cathy Marston on Northern Ballet Theatre’s forthcoming production of A Tale of Two Cities, was nominated for his lighting designs for the drama production The Hothouse.


Also nominated is Paul Pyant for his work on the Lord of the Rings musical and the opera Minotaur at the ROH. Paul has designed lighting for a number of Northern Ballet Theatre productions including Romeo & Juliet and A Christmas Carol.


The awards, which are supported by Clay Paky, will be awarded in association with the Association of Lighting Designers and the Society of Television Lighting Designers at the annual Association of British Theatre Technicians dinner on June 11th 2008.

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