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Northern Ballet's Victoria

Wife, mother, lover, empress. The extraordinary story of Queen Victoria, brought to life by Northern Ballet and choreographed by Cathy Marston.

Wife, mother, lover, empress. The extraordinary story of Queen Victoria, brought to life by Northern Ballet and choreographed by Cathy Marston.

Premiered on 9 March 2019, and coinciding with the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth, Northern Ballet’s Victoria captures the passions, tragedies and fierce devotion of the life of one of Britain’s most memorable monarchs.

Victoria’s diaries revealed intimate details of a life so fascinating that her daughter Princess Beatrice tried to rewrite history, removing any detail that might embarrass the royal family. The ballet is the story of Victoria’s amazing life, seen through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice as she relives her memories of her mother as a secluded widow before discovering sides to her that she never knew.

As she transcribes her mother’s diaries, Beatrice comes to discover Victoria’s progression from a lonely young princess to a confident ruler, her passionate love affair with Albert and her descent into all-consuming grief after his untimely death. Victoria was a mother, lover, wife and empress, and Beatrice, her ever-loving daughter, has left us with this incredible story to tell.

This performance of Victoria was filmed live at Sadler's Wells, London during the ballet's 2019 world premiere tour.

1 hour, 54 minutes

Last on

Sun 15 Dec 2019 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 01:34

    Mikael Delta

    The Light of Day

Credits

Role Contributor
Victoria Abigail Prudames
Albert Joseph Taylor
Older Princess Beatrice Pippa Moore
Younger Princess Beatrice Miki Akuta
Choreographer Cathy Marston
Composer Philip Feeney
Set Designer Steffen Aarfing
Lighting Director Alastair West
Adaptor Uzma Hameed
Producer Janie Valentine
Director Ross MacGibbon

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