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A Simple Man DVD (Northern Ballet)

Commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the painter L.S.Lowry in 1987, this award-winning ballet celebrates the life and work of a unique artist. Created by Gillian Lynne in collaboration with the composer Carl Davis this memorable production, filmed in 1987, is performed by the Northern Ballet Theatre and led by ex-Royal Ballet stars Christopher Gable and Moira Shearer. Re-mastered for DVD, with the addition of recent interviews with Lynne and Davis, it gives a fascinating insight into the creation of an inspirational icon in the history of modern dance, which remains as fresh as ever.

A dramatic ballet by Gillian Lynn
Music: Carl Davis
L.S.Lowry: Christopher Gable
Mother: Moira Shearer

Northern Ballet Theatre
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carl Davis
Design: David Wilson
Costumes: Tim Goodchild
Lighting: Robin Empsall
Make-up: Joyce Dean

Extras: Introduction by Albert Finney / Looking Back - Interview with Gillian Lynne and Carl Davis / Photo Gallery / Cast Gallery

4:3 Main feature / 16:9 Extras
Sounds: LPCM Stere / Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Running Time: 88 mins