This autumn, Northern Ballet’s Merlin – an epic adventure of heartache, hope and spellbinding magic – will take to the stage at Hull New Theatre. The production will open in Hull from 12 – 16 October and will be one of the first new works created during the pandemic to visit theatres across the country.
Created by the British choreographer Drew McOnie, Merlin sees the young and inexperienced sorcerer master his magic to unite a warring kingdom. The ballet explores Merlin’s teenage impulses and his quest for acceptance, set against a backdrop of conflict and divide.
Drawing on well-known characters from Arthurian legend including Morgan le Fae and the Lady of the Lake, the original story will be brought to life with illusions and magic by Chris Fisher, International Illusions & Magic Associate for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. Chris will work closely with Northern Ballet’s dancers, applying the discipline of ballet to mastering magic complemented by Colin Richmond’s ingenious set and costume designs.
Tickets for Merlin at Hull New Theatre are available now at www.hulltheatres.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01482 300 306. Suitable for all the family, but most suitable for ages 8+.