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Northern Ballet - Merlin

Saturday 25 September–Saturday 2 October 2021 Dance
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Running time: Act One - 55 minutes, Interval 20 minutes, Act Two - 52 minutes

Important Information

Age Guidance: All ages
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
This production may contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.

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World Premiere

A ballet by Drew McOnie
Music by Grant Olding

Discover how the world’s most famous sorcerer mastered his magic to unite a warring kingdom.

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet’s Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, hope and more than a little magic.

Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway’s King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle.

Don’t miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet’s unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling – book now.

Audio Description ticket holders are encouraged to take part in a free Insight Talk with former premier dancer Pippa Moore before the Audio Described performance. The 1-hour talk from 12.30-1.30pm (Upper Circle Foyer) will introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show. It will provide an insight into the production of Merlin as you see and hear descriptions of the scenery and feel some of the costumes.

Royal Members and Friends of Northern Ballet
Save £7.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday 7.30pm performance.
Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Wednesday – Friday 7.30pm, Thursday 2pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.

Under 16s
Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Friday 7.30pm, Thursday 2pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.

16 – 25 year olds
Save £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Friday 7.30pm, Thursday 2pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances.
All seats just £10 on Wednesday 7.30pm performance. £10 tickets can be purchased from Monday 13 September onward. Subject to availability. Proof of age required.

Groups of 10+
All tickets £35 in the Stalls and Upper Circle on bookings of 10 or more. Available on Tuesday – Friday 7.30pm, Thursday 2pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team to book.

School Groups
All tickets £11 in the Stalls and Upper Circle on bookings of 10 or more, with one free teacher ticket for every 20 tickets booked. Available on Thursday 2pm performance only. Please contact our Group Sales team to book.

Family Ticket
Buy one £49.50 or £45 ticket and get an Under 16 ticket for half price. Available on Wednesday – Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm performances. Available by calling the Box Office on 0115 989 5555.

‘a fantastical spectacle of colour and energy’ ‘absolutely magical’ ‘breath taking, dramatic and enchanting’ ‘dazzling’ ‘a monumental success’

Eastmidlandstheatre.com

‘a modern classic has been born’ ‘glows, pulsates and frequently explodes with energy’ ‘remarkable’ ‘thrilling, deeply thoughtful choreography’ 5 stars

Reviewsgate.com

‘a truly magical experience’ ‘incredible’ ‘simply awe inspiring and breath taking’ ‘let Merlin bewitch you’

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