The plot, of course, is based on one of the world's greatest love stories, Dumas's novel The Lady of the Camelias, which has inspired countless playwrights, composers, film-makers and choreographers. The music is an adaptation of Verdi's opera, to be played without singers - the original arrangement by Allen Stephenson has been reworked for Northern Ballet's orchestra by John Longstaff. As designer, Paeper chose the gifted Peter Cazalet to evoke decadent 19th-century Paris high society.
Grand Theatre, New Briggate, Leeds (0113-222 6222) Fri, 12 & 14-19 Feb, 7.30pm, mats Thur 2pm & Sats 2.30pm, pounds 11-pounds 29.50. Then touring to Nottingham, Bath, Norwich, Sheffield, Canterbury, CardiffReuse content