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World Ballet Premiere in Wolverhampton with Northern Ballet's The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Northern Ballet dancers in rehearsal for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.Photo Justin Slee. 3Northern Ballet is reimagining John Boyne’s bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in a heart-breaking brand new production. The first full-length dance adaptation of this world-famous story, Northern Ballet will perform The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton from 30 – 31 May 2017 as part of its World Première Tour.

Telling the story of an unlikely friendship blossoming through the disturbing events of World War II, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas sees a child’s innocent curiosity lead to a devastating conclusion. Previously adapted for a 2008 film by Miramax, this world-first dance adaptation will be choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Associate Daniel de Andrade. It will feature an original score by Oscar-nominated composer Gary Yershon, sets and costumes designed by Mark Bailey and lighting by Tim Mitchell, with Dramatic Coach Patricia Doyle also joining the creative team.

The original storytelling ballet company, Northern Ballet is renowned for creating bold new work challenging the perceptions of what stories can be told through dance. With its company of exceptional dance actors, Northern Ballet is adept at bringing challenging and provocative stories to life through dance.

Northern Ballet will also present a children’s ballet, Goldilocks And The Three Bears on Wednesday 31 May at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

Tickets for The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and Goldilocks And The Three Bears are on sale now and can be booked in person at the Box Office, online at or by calling 01902 429212.

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas will be the second of an unprecedented three full-length World Premières to be held by Northern Ballet in 2017 following the World Première of Casanova in March 2017 and the upcoming World Première of The Little Mermaid in September 2017.

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