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BWW Review: THE MOTHER, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre Photo BWW Review: THE MOTHER, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 21, 2019

Arthur Pita adapts Hans Christian Andersen's The Story of a Mother for Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard in a contemporary dance work that is unblinkingly clear and ferocious in its storytelling.

Mikah Smillie Steps Down As Artistic Director Of National Youth Ballet Photo Mikah Smillie Steps Down As Artistic Director Of National Youth Ballet
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2019

It is announced today that Mikah Smillie will step down as Artistic Director of National Youth Ballet this month after three years leading the Company. Mikah was appointed in 2016 following the passing of Founding Director Jill Tookey, and has programmed three highly successful seasons that have continued to build upon the legacy of empowering young people and emerging professional artists. Mikah has a longstanding association with National Youth Ballet spanning over 11 years, and under her artistic leadership the Company.

National Youth Ballet Announces 2018 Season; Bright Young Things Photo National Youth Ballet Announces 2018 Season; Bright Young Things
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2018

For its 2018 season, the National Youth Ballet ("NYB") will present Bright Young Things, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a Company of young dancers aged 9-18 from across the UK.

National Youth Ballet Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

For its 30th Anniversary Season, The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain ("The NYB") will present Time in Motion, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a company of young dancers aged 8-18 from across the UK.

National Youth Ballet Appoints New Artistic Director
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 13, 2016

The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Mikah Smillie. Following the passing of the company's Founding Director Jill Tookey in March this year, Mikah was appointed Artistic Director in Residence and led the 2016 Season including a sell-out Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells in September. Mikah now joins National Youth Ballet on a permanent basis and will lead the company into its 30th Anniversary Year in 2017. 

Joanna Lumley to Host National Youth Ballet Memorial Gala This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

National Youth Ballet is delighted to announce that Joanna Lumley will host a special Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 4 September, celebrating the company's inspirational Founder and Artistic Director Jill Tookey, who passed away in March this year.

National Youth Ballet Holds Memorial Gala at Sadler's Wells Celebrating Founder Jill Tookey
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

For its 2016 Season, the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain will present a special programme of performances celebrating its inspirational Founder and Artistic Director Jill Tookey, who passed away in March this year. The 2016 National Youth BalletCompany will perform at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August, with a special Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 4 September.

Daniel Collins, Tim Hodges & Rachel Muldoon Will Lead JEKYLL AND HYDE at The Old Vic
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 22, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new dance thriller, JEKYLL AND HYDE, which opens at The Old Vic on May 25th, with previews beginning on May 20th, for a limited run until May 28th. Devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, JEKYLL AND HYDE stars Daniel Collins as Dr. Jekyll, Tim Hodges as Mr. Hyde and Rachel Muldoon as Dahlia. The cast also includes Ashley Andrews, Joao Carolino, Carrie Taylor Johnson, Anabel Kutay, Ebony Molina, Freya Rowley, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Barnaby Thompson and Jason Winter. 

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at the Ahmanson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Matthew Bourne, along with his company New Adventures, returns to the Ahmanson Theatre with a timeless tale for all ages, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty,' A Gothic Romance. Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty' opens tonight, November 21, 2013, and will run for two weeks only through December 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Coming to the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Matthew Bourne, along with his company New Adventures, returns to the Ahmanson Theatre with a timeless tale for all ages, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty,' A Gothic Romance. Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, 'Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty' opens Thursday, November 21, 2013, and will run for two weeks only through December 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below!

Vampires Take the Stage in Halloween Performance of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Blood-sucking Vampires take to the stage of New York City Center on Halloween, tonight, October 31, in Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. As a special Halloween treat (or trick), the audience is invited to a free pre-show Halloween party at The Dream New York, completewith Vampire-inspired Blood-tini cocktails and complimentary Bloody Good Bubbly champagne cocktails for anyone in costume.'

Vampires to Take the Stage in Halloween Performance of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Blood-sucking Vampires take to the stage of New York City Center on Halloween, October 31, in Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. As a special Halloween treat (or trick), the audience is invited to a free pre-show Halloween party at The Dream New York, completewith Vampire-inspired Blood-tini cocktails and complimentary Bloody Good Bubbly champagne cocktails for anyone in costume.'

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Edward Scissorhands
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2007

Go behind the scenes of the National Tour of Edward Scissorhands currently playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music now through March 31st. In this special video, you'll hear from Matthew Bourne, Sam Archer and Richard Winsor who are bringing Tim Burton's magical movie to life!

Edward Scissorhands to Play Seattle in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2007

Having completed sold-out runs in London, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands will make its Northwest Premiere in Seattle this upcoming April.

Matthew Bourne's Sharp With Scissorhands
by James Sims - Dec 15, 2006

Bourne cuts to the heart of Edward Scissorhands with his approachable dance interpretation, picking up on the despair of the title character's struggle for acceptance in a superficial anywhere American neighborhood...

Original London Cast to Star in US Tour of 'Scissorhands'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2006

The original London cast of Matthew Bourne's dance piece Edward Scissorhands, based on Tim Burton's 1990 gothic fantasy, will star in the show's US national tour

Joanna Lumley to Host Special Gala Performance by Youth Ballet of Great Britain
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 1, 2001

The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain is delighted to announce that Joanna Lumley will host a special Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on Sunday, September 4th, celebrating the company's inspirational Founder and Artistic Director, Jill Tookey, who passed away in March this year.