VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From30th August 2008
To6th September 2008
When19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £15.50. To £28.50.
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)
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Northern Ballet

Company Northern Ballet

Archive :: production:T01935405764, dance or ballet:S0935661730, venue:V977
Current production:Work

A Tale of Two Cities

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. Quarry


Choreographer Cathy Marston
Design Jon Bausor
Costume Jon Bausor
Music Dave Maric
Lighting Peter Mumford
Other Edward Kemp (scenario)
Other Ed Kemp (scenario)
Company Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra
Musical Director John Pryce-Jones

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