Northern Ballet’s Casanova returns for surprise summer performances in Manchester

Manchester Palace Theatre, 4 – 5 August 2017

Northern Ballet is bringing its 2017 blockbuster production Casanova back to the stage with two surprise performances at Manchester Palace Theatre. The two performances on 4 and 5 August will be filmed for later broadcast and, with no current plans to tour Casanova again in the near future, offer audiences one last opportunity to see this thrilling new ballet.

Transporting audiences to 18th century Venice, Casanova tells the story of the infamous Italian adventurer in a seductive masquerade of passion and politics. The production premièred in March 2017 before embarking on an eight week national tour throughout the spring. Acclaimed by critics and audiences, over 40,000 people attended performances of Casanova on tour where the smash-hit production achieved an astounding £1.2m at the Box Office.

Casanova is choreographed by award-winning Kenneth Tindall with a stellar creative team. Tindall co-created the scenario with actor, dramatist and historical biographer Ian Kelly, author of the 2008 Sunday Times Biography of the Year, Casanova. The production is set to an original score by modern classical, film and television composer Kerry Muzzey played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Sets and costumes are designed by Tony and Olivier award winning Christopher Oram, whose upcoming projects include a Broadway adaptation of Disney’s Frozen. Wigs and Make Up are designed by Richard Mawbey who has worked extensively on the West End and Broadway as well as on blockbuster films including Titanic, Star Wars and Harry Potter. Lighting is designed by Alastair West whose Northern Ballet credits include the South Bank Sky Arts Award nominated Jane Eyre.

All tickets* are priced at £30 and are on sale now. To book visit or contact the Box Office on 0844 871 3019*.

*There will be cameras in the auditorium. Not all seating sections will be available to book. Only seats with unaffected sightlines are available. Transaction fees apply.

Production Credits
Choreography Kenneth Tindall
Original Scenario Ian Kelly and Kenneth Tindall (adapted from Ian Kelly’s biography of Casanova)
Music Kerry Muzzey
Set & Costume Design Christopher Oram
Wig & Make Up Design Richard Mawbey
Lighting Design Alastair West

Casanova – Performance Dates

Manchester Palace Theatre
4 August 2017 (7.30pm)
5 August 2017 (2.30pm)
Box Office 0844 871 3019

*Calls to 0844 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s charge.

Northern Ballet

Artistic Director – David Nixon OBE

Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies and the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Bold and innovative in its approach, Northern Ballet is prolific at creating new full-length work with a unique blend of strong classical technique and world-class storytelling. Northern Ballet’s repertoire embraces popular culture and takes inspiration from literature, legend, opera and the classics, pushing the boundaries of what stories can be told through dance.

A champion for the cultural exports of the North, Leeds-based Northern Ballet is dedicated to bringing world-class story ballets to as many people and places as possible, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE. Northern Ballet’s Company of 47 dancers performs a combination of its full-length ballets and specially created ballets for children at almost 50 venues annually.

Northern Ballet have been nominated in the Dance category at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards for Jane Eyre. The Company were the winners of this category in 2016 for their ground-breaking adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984

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