Premiere: 9th March 2019 for Northern Ballet at the Grand Theatre Leeds before a UK tour including Sadlers Wells in London. The work was filmed for cinema and screen around the UK, later to be broadcast on BBC4. The work is a co-production with the National Ballet of Canada.
Choreography / Direction: Cathy Marston
Music: Philip Feeney
Design: Steffen Aaffing
Light: Alistair West
Scenario: Cathy Marston and Uzma Hameed
"Northern Ballet’s new biopic Victoria combines grandness with emotional depth. Cathy Marston’s ballet sees its heroine as both woman and queen, image and person. Thoughtful, ambitious and vividly danced."
"Marston’s choreography is as beautifully orchestrated as Philip Feeney’s cinematic score, which itself does much of the storytelling; design and dramaturgy are equally impressive with lead performances of real depth. It is a remarkable achievement."
"Always a class act, Marston here tells this complex story with great dexterity, her expressive, often MacMillan-esque steps edging towards the dance-theatrical end of the neoclassical spectrum and knitting well with Philip Feeny’s score."