Coinciding with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, Northern Ballet will bring the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance with Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston at Cardiff New Theatre from 21 – 25 May 2019, with a performance on the monarch’s 200th birthday (24 May).
Victoria tells the astounding life story of Queen Victoria through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice. Travelling back in time from Victoria’s death bed, Beatrice relives her memories of her mother as a secluded widow before discovering her anew as she transcribes the Queen’s intimate diaries.
Wife, mother, lover, Empress; Victoria presents the various, often conflicting faces of this emblematic monarch.
Choreographer, Cathy Marston, says ‘Victoria’s life was full of extraordinary innovations and characters and I feel very inspired by the unusual perspective of Victoria’s daughter Beatrice, from whom we hope to discover our iconic, but nevertheless elusive subject. Responsible for shaping much of what we know of Queen Victoria today, this mother/daughter relationship will be both a historically and emotionally compelling engine for our new ballet.’
David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet, says: ‘Queen Victoria is arguably one of the most iconic women of all time. The legacy of her extraordinary reign extends into the current day and we are privileged to be able to tell her story in dance.’
Tickets are priced from £10 and are on sale now. To book visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or call 029 2087 8889.
Northern Ballet is holding an audio-described performance and touch tour for visually-impaired patrons on Saturday 25 May 2019. For more information visit northernballet.com/victoriaevents