Award-winning Ballet Cymru brings new Christmas ballet to Leeds

Award-winning Ballet Cymru brings new

Christmas ballet to Leeds

Ballet Cymru

A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas

Thursday 29 November

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds


Making their Leeds debut, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre will host the award-winning Welshdance company Ballet Cymru as they perform a brand new ballet, narrated by Welsh icon Cerys Matthews, on 29 November 2018 for one night only.


Nominated for Best Independent Company at the 2017 National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production at the 2017 Wales Theatre Awards, Ballet Cymru presents this sparkling and refreshing ballet inspired by the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales, a well-loved piece of literature renowned worldwide from Wales’ best-known author.


Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, Ballet Cymru brings to life this timeless story using a unique blend of classical technique, storytelling and visual projections. With music by Cerys Matthews of Catatonia and Mason Neely, audiences are invited to step into the imagination of a genius and follow the Company on a journey full of snow, cats and dramatic dance, suitable for all ages to enjoy together.


Darius James, Artistic Director of Ballet Cymru, says: ‘We are delighted to be bringing a little bit of Wales to Leeds and can’t wait to share the genius of Dylan Thomas’.


Tickets for Ballet Cymru at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds are on sale now and can be booked online at or by calling the Box Office on 0113 220 8008. Tickets are priced at £13.50.