Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre What's On Sep - Dec 2012
See what's on at Yorkshire's newest theatre this season.
Whatâ€™s On Sep â€“ Dec 2012 dance music theatre comedy events Featured Ballet Black Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm view more inside Box Office 0113 220 8008 Book Online at theatreleeds.com dance music theatre comedy events Whatâ€™s On? Northern Ballet - Ugly Duckling 4-5 Ballet Black - Mixed Programme Head Space - Three & Four Quarters 6-7 State of Flux - Forgetting Natasha Shobana Jeyasingh - Classic Cut Keneish Dance - Vigour Northern Ballet Sinfonia Series 8-9 Damien Oâ€™Kane Tristan Mackay 10-11 Dave Johns Lee Hurst A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza Online Visit us online at theatreleeds.com where you can pick your own seats and have your tickets sent straight to your inbox. By Phone 0113 220 8008 In person Visit us at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA. Opera Appetizers Fred MacAulay How to book 12 Opening hours We are open for telephone and in person bookings from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. These opening hours are subject to change and may vary at certain times of the year. If you are unsure please check in advance. Keep in touch Join our keep in touch service to get regular news and updates, as well as special offers, ticket alerts, competitions, photos and footage. Sign up now at theatreleeds.com Follow us on twitter @saburtontheatre facebook.com/theatreleeds Outside company have hired the venue. 03 Welcome to our Autumn 2012 Season We’re Yorkshire’s newest theatre, situated inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, on Quarry Hill, Leeds. This season we continue to bring audiences an exciting mix of dance, comedy, live music and more. We’re delighted to host the acclaimed Ballet Black as well as a series of exciting contemporary dance performances from the likes of State of Flux and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. There’s also half term fun with Northern Ballet’s first ballet especially for children Ugly Duckling. There’s an eclectic selection of music too with former Leeds street busker and now chart topping blues artist Tristan Mackay, as well as Northern Irish banjo-playing and singing sensation Damien O’Kane. We also continue with our regular ensemble concerts from Northern Ballet Sinfonia, including an unmissable festive special in December. As well as the fantastic range of performances on offer, you can also enjoy a pre-performance meal or drink with our new range of dining packages. Find out more about these on page 13. Book online at theatreleeds.com where you can select your seats and sign up to our mailing list as well as access exclusive content. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Box Office 0113 220 8008 Book Online theatreleeds.com Northern Ballet Ugly Duckling Monday 29 October – Friday 02 November Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s Ugly Ducking, the Company’s first ballet especially for children. A poor duckling is lonely and fed-up, shunned by those around her who see her as too ugly to fit in. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and turns into a beautiful swan, beginning a happy new life. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre. The performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Performances Daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm (No 3.00pm perf on Thu 01 Nov) Tickets £5.00 & Children £4.00. If you’re bringing a child aged two or under you will need to purchase a Babe in Arms ticket for £1.00 to allow them to sit on your lap. (No other concessions available). Grab a bite to eat Our Café Bar offers a range of delicious pre-performance dining packages, including a choice of Ugly Duckling lunches. Find out more on page 13. dance 05 Ballet Black Mixed Programme Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm Winners of the 2009 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Company. The Company will perform a Mixed Programme of premières from the latest in British choreographic talent; Jonathan Goddard (Rambert Dance Company), Jonathan Watkins (The Royal Ballet) and Martin Lawrance (creator of Pendulum for Ballet Black 2009). They will also debut Storyville, a dark tale of love, corruption and survival set in the nightclubs of 1900’s New Orleans, by renowned choreographer and Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson. “Ballet Black is a small miracle of a company... Cassa Pancho’s tiny troupe thinks big” “Ballet Black’s dancers work against the grain. The more you ask of them, the more you get” The Independent The Observer Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black, celebrating the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world, has garnered praise from all quarters. We are delighted to welcome them for the first time to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre. Tickets £15.00 & Concessions £13.00 Box Office 0113 220 8008 Book Online theatreleeds.com Dep Arts in association with Northern Ballet present a season of contemporary dance. HeadSpace State of Flux Three & Four Quarters Forgetting Natasha Wednesday 19 September at 7.30pm Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm HeadSpace is a new company formed by acclaimed British dancers Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill (both formerly of Northern Ballet). Their debut work Three & Four Quarters comes to Leeds just a week after its World Première at the Linbury Studio Theatre in the Royal Opera House, London. Co-produced with ROH2, three of the pieces have been commissioned specially for this programme, with choreography by Javier de Frutos, Luca Silvestrini and Didy Veldman (Northern Ballet’s Carmen). For the fourth piece Mats Ek will rework his 1991 duet Light Beings. Natasha is forgetting who she is. When she first discovered she was losing her memory, Natasha wrote down the story of her life...the problem is she can’t remember where she put it. Using dance, poetry and digital media by an internationally acclaimed team of artists, Forgetting Natasha delves into the touching and poetic story of one woman’s experience of dementia. The performance was selected as The Times’ Critics Choice at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 and featured on BBC2’s The Culture Show. ***** “Forgetting Natasha will make you laugh, cry and show again how beautiful theatre can be. Elegant and powerful.” Whatsonstage.com Tickets £10.00 & Concessions £8.00 Groups 8+ £2.00 off per ticket plus one free ticket in every 10 purchased Multi-buy offer book for all 3 Dep Arts performances at the same time and pay just £25.00 (£20.00 concessions). dance Shobana Jeyasingh Keneish Dance Classic Cut Vigour Thursday 25 October at 7.30pm Saturday 13 October at 7.30pm An intriguing show from choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh that revisits the past and steps boldly into the new. Classic Cut brings together two pieces, Configurations and Dev Kahan Hai? Configurations is a dance piece celebrated for its exhilarating speed and stunning detail. Created in 1988 with iconic composer Michael Nyman, the score has become his acclaimed String Quartet No. 2 (played live on stage for this performance). Dev Kahan Hai? / Where is Dev? explores desire and anticipation in Indian classical dance and cinema. It features music by young composer Niraj Chag whose credits include the BAFTAnominated Simon Schama’s Power of Art series for BBC2. ***** “Fierce modern energy... pure pleasure” The Guardian 07 Vigour is an entertaining and captivating triple bill of African and Contemporary Dance. Performed by a fierce cast of female dancers, Keneish Dance uses physicality and form to question the ways in which we communicate with one another. Vigour explores personal, cultural and social experiences. Choreographed by Keisha Grant, the programme includes a special collaborative work with sculptural artist Heidi Luker. Tickets £11.00 & Concessions £9.00 Box Office 0113 220 8008 Book Online theatreleeds.com Northern Ballet Sinfonia Young Opera Venture Ensemble Season Opera Appetizers Wednesday 26 September at 7.30pm See the accomplished musicians of Following three sell-out performances of Northern Ballet Sinfonia take centre stage. The Marriage of Figaro in March, Young Opera Venture returns to the Stanley Piano Recital & Audrey Burton Theatre for a night of Friday 21 September at 8.00pm highlights from famous operas, from The Magic Flute to Carmen, Cosi fan tutte Northern Ballet Company Pianist Grant Green and more. performs a programme including Bach, Fauré, Liszt, Mompou, Debussy and Wagner. Brass Quintet Friday 14 December at 8.00pm A seasonal programme including Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Manson and Sherwin & Maschwitz. The 2013 ensemble season is now on sale: Friday 22 February – Flute & Harp Duo Friday 24 May – Violin at the Movies Friday 18 October - Façade Friday 06 December – Cello & Piano Performed by young, recently qualified singers, this varied programme will be a brilliant introduction to the joy of opera for new audiences, and an evening of pleasure for aficionados. Sung in English and accompanied by piano. Director Jane Anthony Music Director John Longstaff Tickets £12.50 & Concessions £11.00 Tickets £10.00 & Concessions £8.00 Book any four concerts at the same time for £30.00 (£25.00 concessions) or any three for £25.00 (£20.00 concessions). music Damien O’Kane Tristan Mackay Thursday 01 November at 7.30pm Friday 09 November at 8.00pm Damien O’Kane is earning a growing reputation for being a creative and exciting musician and singer. His banjo playing in particular has led him to be regarded as one of the finest Irish musicians on the scene today and he is winning accolades as a singer, focusing on songs from his native Northern Ireland. Best known for his work with Shona Kipling and Flook, he has also recently been a full-time member of Kate Rusby’s band. Damien will perform alongside virtuoso bodhran whiz John Joe Kelly (ex Flook) and superb guitar player Ed Boyd. ***** “An outstanding banjo player and superb vocals” Sunday Express Whilst at University Tristan Mackay would busk on the streets of Leeds, building up a large fan base with his blues guitar and soulful voice. After videos of him were posted on YouTube and MySpace he was spotted by Grammy award-winning producer Martin Levan. His debut album Out Along the Wire was released in February 2012 and went straight to number one in the iTunes Blues charts in the UK and Australia. Now, in a far cry from busking, Tristan returns to Leeds as part of his first ever UK tour. “Britain’s long-awaited answer to John Mayer” Leeds Music Scene “One to watch out for in 2012” Yorkshire Evening Post Tickets £12.50, No Concessions 09 Tickets £13.00, No Concessions Box Office 0113 220 8008 Age guidance Book Online theatreleeds.com on all comedy performances. Fred MacAulay Dave Johns Legally Bald Hidden Shallows Saturday 29 September at 7.30pm Friday 12 October at 7.30pm Comedy legend Fred MacAulay brings his new one man show Legally Bald to Leeds, after thrilling sell-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Best known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You, Q.I., Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Fred is a warm and skilful performer with a bag full of great anecdotes and witticisms. Noted for his incisive comments on any subject that’s topical, he’s never one to shy away from controversy. “Rib-achingly funny… one of the funniest men alive” Sunday Times Tickets £15.00, No Concessions From “stealing the show” (Daily Mirror) on BBC2’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks to standing ovations at the Comedy Store Mumbai, Dave Johns has gained a reputation as an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian. With his new show this insane High Priest of comedy will shine a torch on your dark side whilst babysitting your inner child. “The real deal, one of the most naturally funny stand-up comics you’re ever likely to see” Bill Bailey “He hilariously flies from sublime to genius to uproar in the blink of an eye” The Guardian Tickets £13.00, No Concessions comedy 11 Lee Hurst Too Scared to Leave the House Thursday 22 November at 8.00pm Acid Rain, Global Warming, Bird Flu and Mad Cow Disease. Just a few of the things Lee Hurst ponders as he brings his latest UK tour to Leeds. Best known from the original cast of hit TV quiz show They Think It’s All Over, Lee takes us through the ‘disasters’ that have been predicted to destroy us and the dangers facing us from everyday life. Ultimately you choose your own fate... You can stay indoors, hoarding cans of beans and clutching a Ray Mears book or you can go out and laugh in the face of doom. Keep in touch If you’d like to receive our brochure through the post in the future, call the Box Office on 0113 220 8008 or sign up online at theatreleeds.com where you can also register for email updates, ticket alerts and special offers. Follow us on twitter @saburtontheatre or like our Facebook page to keep up to date with what’s happening. Tickets £15.00, No Concessions Want to pick exactly where you want to sit? Visit us online at theatreleeds.com and you can select your own seats and have your tickets sent straight to your inbox. 12 events Box Office 0113 220 8008 Book Online theatreleeds.com Age guidance A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza Saturday 06 October at 7.45pm Whether you’re a burlesque beginner or an experienced aficionado, A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza promises to take you on a thrilling ride of discovery. Take a seat Naming a seat for yourself or a loved one is a unique way to take your place in Yorkshire’s newest theatre. Some of the biggest names in the business will make guest appearances including Anna Fur Laxis, recently listed in the Top 5 Burlesque Performers in the world and runner up at Miss Exotic World 2011. From just £150 you will have a personalised inscription etched onto a plaque and placed on a seat in the theatre for the lifespan of the seat.* A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza is truly a variety show, with fabulous showgirls, hilarious physical performers and breathtaking speciality acts on the bill. You’ll receive a certificate and an invitation to take a tour around our award-winning building to see your seat in place. Tickets £14.00, No Concessions To find out more call 0113 220 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *Minimum ten years dance music theatre comedy events 13 Dining at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Make your theatre experience extra special with our new pre-performance dinner packages, available in our Café Bar before most performances at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre*. Enjoy a seasonal main course plus a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink before taking your seats for the performance. You can also add desert. Dinner is served from 5pm and you can arrive up to one and a quarter hours before the performance. You can order your meal when you book your tickets, or at any time online at theatreleeds.com or by phone on 0113 220 8008. Booking is essential. Dinner £10 | Dinner and desert £13.50 Sinfonia Dinners Ugly Duckling lunches On Northern Ballet Ensemble concert evenings we offer a special pre-performance dinner in a VIP area overlooking the atrium of our stunning building. Enjoy a drinks reception followed by a three course meal with wine before taking your seats for the concert. Interval drinks will also be included. Simply add the dinner to your order when booking your tickets for the concert. During the run of Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling we will be offering special lunch packages at the Café Bar throughout the day, no need to book. £30 in addition to a ticket for the concert *Excludes Ugly Duckling and Northern Ballet Sinfonia Concerts Choose from a cheese & tomato pasta pot, ham sandwich or cheese sandwich with a piece of fruit and a cold drink. Kids size £3.50 | Adult size £4.50 STAGE Seating plan Find us & Access Rows A-K are tiered, offering a clear view wherever you are sat. We’re conveniently situated inside Northern Ballet’s building on Quarry Hill, Leeds City Centre next to BBC Yorkshire, Leeds College of Music and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Rows AA-DD are flat on a level with the stage and may not be available for every performance - please check this online or with the Box Office. Concessions Children under 12, students, the unwaged and over 65s will be entitled to concessions where available. A patron with a disability is entitled to one ticket at a concessionary price and one free seat for a carer. Standby tickets for ages 26 and under Where the symbol is shown patrons aged 26 and under can purchase tickets at half price from 12pm on the day of the performance. Proof of eligibility required. Terms & Conditions For our full terms and conditions please visit theatreleeds.com Car There is ample parking available next to the theatre. (Free after 5.50pm Mon – Sat, all day Sun). Our postcode for your Sat Nav is LS2 7PA. Buses & Coaches Leeds City Bus Station is just a two minute walk away, with services operating from across Yorkshire and beyond. For routes and timetables visit wymetro.com Train Leeds Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away, with trains running from across the country. Visit thetrainline.com Access The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is fully accessible. For more details about access and our facilities please visit theatreleeds.com, call 0113 220 8008 or email email@example.com dance music theatre comedy events 15 Date Show 19 September HeadSpace Three & Four Quarters 06 21 September Northern Ballet Piano Recital 09 26 September Young Opera Venture Opera Appetizers 09 27 September State of Flux Forgetting Natasha 06 29 September Fred MacAulay Legally Bald 10 06 October A Great Big Burlesque Bonanza 12 12 October Dave Johns Hidden Shallows 10 13 October Keneish Dance Vigour 07 25 October Shobana Jeyasingh Classic Cut 07 29 October â€“ 02 November Northern Ballet Ugly Duckling 04 01 November Damien Oâ€™Kane 08 09 November Tristan Mackay 08 10 November Ballet Black Mixed Programme 05 22 November Lee Hurst Too Scared to Leave the House 11 30 November Phoenix Dance Theatre ResTech 14 December Northern Ballet Brass Quintet Outside company have hired the venue. Page 09 Box Office 0113 220 8008 Visit theatreleeds.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org So much going on at the Keep in touch Join our keep in touch service to get regular news and updates, as well as special offers, ticket alerts, competitions, photos and footage. Sign up now at theatreleeds.com/signup Follow us on twitter @saburtontheatre Like us on facebook.com/theatreleeds Visit us at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA Brochure design by Dulay Seymour The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is located within Northern Balletâ€™s headquarters and is solely owned and run by Northern Ballet. Northern Ballet registered charity no 259140, company registration no 947096, VAT no 146630766. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. Northern Ballet Theatre Ltd trading as Northern Ballet. Registered in England and Wales. Company limited by guarantee and share capital. The information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of printing. Northern Ballet reserves the right to make alterations where necessary without prior notice.