In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...
Our scene is Leeds, Boxing Day 2015, when a catastrophe struck Northern Ballet. A devastating river flood, damaging £2 million pounds worth of sets and costumes.
Northern Ballet’s beloved 1991 production of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Christopher Gable and choreographed by Massimo Morricone, was one of the productions damaged in the 2015 flood. In Spring 2024 we plan to restage this universal story, but we need your help to reunite our lovers.
Your donation to the Rekindle the Romance appeal will go towards recreating this timeless ballet, a true cornerstone of the history of the Company. Lez Brotherston OBE’s intricate, period costume designs and impressive traditional wooden set pieces will be repaired and updated, meaning this production can be enjoyed by future generations of passionate ballet fans.
Rekindle the romance today.
Double the Impact
We have been very kindly gifted a match fund pot of £10,000, which means every donation we receive up to £10,000 will be matched £1 for £1, helping your donation go even further in support of restoring this valued piece of Northern Ballet’s work.
Can you help to bring our star-crossed lovers back to life?
- A gift of £5 could provide a metre of ribbon for the Capulets and Montagues’ pointe shoes
- A gift of £25 could buy a metre of chiffon for Juliet’s infamous white gown
- A gift of £75 could provide Romeo with a skin of suede to repair his waistcoat
- A gift of £175 could fund a carpenter for a day to re-build and repair set backdrops
- A gift of £250 could replace a pair of leather sleeves on Tybalt’s (and his knights’) jackets
- A gift of £800 could purchase the materials needed to recreate the damaged Montague & Capulet crest banners
- A gift of £1,050 could cover payment for one audio describer to make Northern Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet accessible to all
- A gift of £2,500 could re-dress Lady Capulet in her opulent gown and head-dress
Please note that these are examples of what your donation could provide. We will ensure your gift is used where the need is greatest.
Share Your Memories
This version of Romeo & Juliet was last performed by the company thirteen years ago in 2010. As we look towards the future with a new artistic vision, we want to celebrate our history and heritage as a world-class storytelling ballet company. What better way to tell our story than by those who have been on the journey with us?
Let us know the first time you saw Northern Ballet dance the award-winning Romeo & Juliet and let us know why it is special to you:
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