Love conquers all as Northern Ballet bring Beauty & the Beast to Leeds
Be transported to the heart of one of the world’s most famous fairy tales as Northern Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast returns for the first time since its 2011 World Première, with performances at Leeds Grand Theatre from 15 December 2016 – 7 January 2017. A kaleidoscope of colour and haute couture style costumes, Beauty & the Beast is a treasured classic for the whole family to enjoy.
Choreographed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, Beauty & the Beast tells the story of a vain and superficial Prince. Transformed into a Beast as punishment for his arrogance, his only chance is for true love to break the spell – but who could love a monster like him? Beauty & the Beast will take audiences on a journey into an enchanting world inhabited by fairies, goblins and sprites. Set to an infectious score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, including music by Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Poulenc, Glazunov and Debussy, this magical family show proves that love conquers all.
David Nixon said: ‘Beauty & the Beast is a classic fairy tale of good versus evil, exploring the concept of beauty on the inside and the outside. This is not an adaptation of the Disney version of the story – it is based on the original tale and will embrace the darker elements as well as the lighter moments.’
IMAGE: Martha Leebolt as Beauty with Kenneth Tindall as the Prince in Northern Ballet's Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper
Book now to see this remarkable company bring new magic to Beauty & the Beast at Leeds Grand Theatre from 15 December 2016 – 7 January 2017. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or by calling the Box Office on 0844 848 2700.
Northern Ballet’s next performances in Leeds will be the World Première of Casanova at Leeds Grand Theatre from 11 – 18 March 2017.
IMAGE: Martha Leebolt as Beauty with Ashley Dixon as the Beast in Northern Ballet's Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper