Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for World Premiere Ballet at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Telling the story of an unlikely friendship blossoming through the disturbing events of World War II, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS sees a child's innocent curiosity lead to a devastating conclusion. Previously adapted for a 2008 film by Miramax, this world-first dance adaptation will be choreographed by Northern Ballet's Artistic Associate Daniel de Andrade. It will feature an original score by Oscar-nominated composer Gary Yershon, sets and costumes designed by Mark Bailey and lighting by Tim Mitchell, with Dramatic Coach Patricia Doyle also joining the creative team.
Take a look at photos from rehearsals below!
The original storytelling ballet company, Northern Ballet is renowned for creating bold new work challenging the perceptions of what stories can be told through dance. With its company of exceptional dance actors, Northern Ballet is adept at bringing challenging and provocative stories to life through dance.
Northern Ballet will also present a children's ballet, GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS on Wednesday 31 May at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
Tickets for THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS are on sale now and can be booked in person at the Box Office, online at grandtheatre.co.uk or by calling 01902 42 92 12.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will be the second of an unprecedented three full-length World Premières to be held by Northern Ballet in 2017 following the World Première of Casanova in March 2017 and the upcoming World Première of The Little Mermaid in September 2017.
Photo credit: Justin Slee
Northern Ballet dancers
Matthew Koon and Filippo Di Vilio
Filippo Di Vilio and Matthew Koon
Dale Rhodes, Javier Torres, and Alexander Yap