Dracula Cast List – 10 September

September 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm (Casts, General Information) (, , , , )

Click for more information about Dracula.

Click for information about Dracula events at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Click to book tickets for Dracula from the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Please note: all casts are subject to change without notice.

Thu 10 September

Evening: 7.30pm

We’ll post the cast lists for all other performances as soon as we have them.

Please note: all casts are subject to change without notice.

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A Teacher Talks About Ballet On Briggate

September 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm (General Information)

Academy Ballet Tutor, Cara O’Shea, tells us about the Ballet on Briggate event in Leeds last weekend.

At 11.30am – after teaching at West Park – I made my way into town, regularly glancing up to the sky to look out for any threats of rain. When I arrived at the stage I was greeted by a group of the Academy students busy handing out leaflets and I could already feel the excitement in the air. We didn’t need to wait long for the event to begin and as soon as it did members of the public stopped and took up positions by the stage ready to see what we had to offer and they certainly didn’t seem disappointed.

Ballet on Briggate (Photo: Ryan Hopkinson)

Ballet on Briggate (Photo: Ryan Hopkinson)

Ballet on Briggate (Photo: Ryan Hopkinson)

Ballet on Briggate (Photo: Ryan Hopkinson)

Then suddenly it was the turn of the Academy students to perform their piece which I had choreographed for their end of year show in June. This was going to be a revised version with only 10 dancers and new people put in, and so there was a lot of marking through the steps and recapping changes before the real thing. My role for the event was to be in charge of the Academy students and so we all stood behind the stage jumping up and down and trying our best to beat off the chill!

The students performed the dance exceedingly well, especially considering they were in their uniform of tights and leotards and it was so cold. Even though the wind showed no signs of dying down the students battled through the dance and were very relieved to be able to put on some warm clothes as soon as they got off the stage. Only a little while later it was our turn again, and so back we went behind the stage to jump around some more and really show the growing crowd what we could do.

The public showed a lot of interest about many aspects of the company and it was fantastic to see so many people having a go at the ballet barre!

The whole event really seemed to wake Briggate up and the atmosphere was electric throughout. Despite the cold (but thankfully no rain) all who were involved agreed that the event had been a success-and this includes the watching public.

Click here for more information on free events in Leeds…

More Photos From the Day… Read the rest of this entry »

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Ballet on Briggate Was Only The Beginning

September 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm (General Information)

If you enjoyed our Ballet on Briggate event last Saturday, you will be pleased to hear we have another free event for the people of Leeds this Saturday at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Who says you don’t get anything for nothing these days?!!

The Open Day is a chance for the whole family to come and join in various activities and find out more about Northern Ballet Theatre. There will be talks, workshops, costumes to see, a chance to watch the dancers take class, and a book and poster signing by the dancers. Plus, of course, as it is our 40th anniversary year, there will be a chance to get yourself a piece of birthday cake!

Whether you are a keen supporter of NBT or you have never stepped inside a theatre before, this is a great chance to pop in and see what NBT is all about and enjoy some fun activities with all the family.

The Open Day is from 10am – 1.30pm at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. It is free and there is no need to book – just turn up and enjoy!

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An Interview With Three Vampires

September 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm (Events, General Information, Interviews, Tour News) (, , , , , , )

(Left to right) Tobias Batley, Kenneth Tindall and Christopher Hinton-Lewis discuss their approach to playing the title role in Northern Ballet Theatre’s production of Dracula.

Dracula is on at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 10-19 September, for details about events at the theatre, audio description, touch tours and more read the Dracula information page.

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