Northern Ballet’s Casanova sweeps into Festival Theatre

Northern Ballet - Casanova
Northern Ballet - Casanova
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NORTHERN Ballet brings history’s greatest lover to the Festival Theatre this week in the World Première tour of Casanova.

The internationally acclaimed company will transport audiences to 18th century Venice, telling the story of the infamous Italian adventurer in a seductive masquerade of passion and politics.

In Northern Ballet’s Casanova the fiercely intellectual Giacomo Casanova leads a controversial life consumed by his desires. He dabbles in careers as a scam artist, violinist, alchemist and church cleric but with a penchant for gambling and women, his exploits lead him into a whirlwind of scandal and excess resulting in imprisonment and exile.

A true story so sensational you won’t believe it’s real.

With choreographed by Kenneth Tindall, the production will be set to an original score by modern classical, film and television composer Kerry Muzzey, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Casanova is the first of an unprecedented three full-length World Premières to be held by

Northern Ballet in 2017. It will be followed by the upcoming World Premières of The Boy in

the Striped Pyjamas in May 2017 and The Little Mermaid in September 2017.

Sets and costumes are designed by Tony and Olivier award winning Christopher Oram, whose recent credits include The Winter’s Tale for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre.

Lighting will be designed by Alastair West whose Northern Ballet credits include Giselle, I Got Rhythm and Jane Eyre.

Casanova, Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Thursday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £16-£37, 0131-529 6000