Charles Darnay, the son of a tyrannical French Marquis, leaves his country on the eve of the French Revolution to go to England where he meets and falls in love with Lucie Manette, the daughter of a doctor who was falsely imprisoned in the Bastille by Charles' own father. Charles bears an uncanny resemblance to a disillusioned and dissolute English banker, Sydney Carton, who is also in love with Lucie, though he realises that she would never marry a man like him. When the Revolution breaks, Darnay returns to France in order to rescue a former servant of his father's, but is himself caught up in the Terror. Lucie, her father and Carton come to Paris hoping to rescue Charles from the Revolutionary Courts. In a final act of redemptive self-sacrifice, Carton substitutes himself for Darnay in the condemned cell and goes to the guillotine on his behalf. A Tale of Two Cities is supported by ARts Council England through Grants for the ARts and by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Northern Ballet - A Tale of Two Cities website.


Company(s): Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra
Choreographer: Cathy Marston
Design: Jon Bausor
Costume: Jon Bausor
Music: Dave Maric
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Other(s): Edward Kemp (scenario), Ed Kemp (scenario)
Musical Director: John Pryce-Jones
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Northern Ballet - A Tale of Two Cities

Northern Ballet - A Tale of Two Cities (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T01935405764. Details of all Northern Ballet - A Tale of Two Cities archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0935661730

Archive Listings

30 Sep 08
4 Oct 08
Sheffield Theatres
South Yorkshire
23 Sep 08
27 Sep 08
Theatre Royal
30 Aug 08
6 Sep 08
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
West Yorkshire

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