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DAVIS, Carl: A Simple Man (NTSC)



DAVIS, Carl: A Simple Man (NTSC)

Carl Davis (b. 1935) A SIMPLE MAN
Christopher Gable, Moira Shearer, Northern Ballet Theatre, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Carl Davis

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.

Cat. No: OA 0914 D
Barcode: 809478009146
Running time: 88 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 4:3 (Main feature)/16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo, Dolby Stereo
Menu Languages: EN
Subtitle Languages: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT (Docs only)
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D15

Introduction by distinguished actor Albert Finney
‘LOOKING BACK’ - interview with Gillian Lynne and Carl Davis
Photo Gallery & Cast Gallery


  • Advertised in Gramophone, Classic fM, BBC Music Magazine, Dance Europe .. Winner of the 1987 BAFTA
  • Composed and conducted by Carl Davis, acclaimed composer for the films Pride & Prejudice and The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Choreographed by Gillian Lynne, CBE, choreographer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • New interviews with Davis and Lynne plus a unique photo gallery

Davis, Carl

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra

Gable, Christopher; Shearer, Moira

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Ballet

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: OA0914D

Barcode: 8094780009146

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Release Date: 03/2005

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