The Theatres Trust has awarded a further £155,265 of grants to help theatres with costs of Covid-secure reopening, including changes to the building to reduce congestion, improvements to ventilation systems and simple measures like installing hand sanitisers and screens.
Cathy Marston’s ballet Victoria has been made available for audiences to watch at home until 20 March 2021.
The dancers of Northern Ballet interpret the adventure of Little Red Riding Hood simply and dramatically with excellent portrayals of the characters.
There were wins for Sheffield Theatres’ Life Of Pi at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, revealed at London’s Guildhall.
As the festive season steps up a gear, it seems only fitting that The Nutcracker should be required viewing, and the Northern Ballet’s current production provides festivity and magic in abundance.
There were four wins for Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre at this year’s UK Theatre Awards. The winners were revealed in a lunchtime ceremony at London’s Guildhall.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, The Little Mermaid follows Marilla’s journey from mermaid to human as she sacrifices her life in the ocean in an attempt to be with the one that she loves Prince Adair.
I have eagerly anticipated this production since its announcement last year and after the glimpse of the livestream rehearsal The Little Mermaid, Beneath the Surface (still available on YouTube).
A Prince obsessed with his looks cursed by an evil Fairy, transformed into a Beast, will need to learn to love another and earn her love in return to break the spell. With not a dancing candlestick in sight, I would recommend reading the story beforehand.
This revival staging by Omar Gordon and Daniel de Andrade strips back William Shakespeare’s story to let Jean-Christophe Maillot’s choreography really stand out – but can leave you feeling cold.
Northern Ballet take on George Orwell’s dystopian tale of oppression and scrutiny. But it leaves the question, could its bark be worse than its bite?
Opening with Perpetuum Mobile, a short work choreographed by Christopher Hampson. Set to Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major, the performance mirrored the increasingly complex layers of music found within the composition. The dancers’ movements proved continual, fluid and dynamic with Lucia Solari, Ayami Miyata and Javier Torres in particular offering captivating performances. Created over 15 years ago, Hampson says he was “initially inspired by the score.” This was evident and it is the close marriage between movement and music that made Perpetuum Mobile a joyous contemporary piece to watch.