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Sleeping Beauty – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music:  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Director: David Bintley Reviewer: Barbara Michaels One of the stars in the firmament of the Birmingham Royal Ballet company, their production of The Sleeping Beauty, first staged by the company in 2010, is one of the best. Not surprisingly, it remains an important part of their repertory, and is, ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Company: Birmingham Royal Ballet Reviewer: Tate James Opulence abounds in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dreamy production of The Sleeping Beauty. This most classic fairytale is more beautiful than ever in Peter Wright’s iconic production, and seems to have lost none of its magic since its premiere in 1984. There isn’t ...

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The Sleeping Beauty – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa/Peter Wright Reviewer: John Kennedy Shamelessly romantic, this Sleeping Beauty awakens the senses through a seduction of somnambulant stealth. Firmly in the classical repertoire’s treasure-chest marked Opulent Baroque: Excess In All Arenas, tonight’s extravagant costume-drama from the wardrobe of Mount Olympus blushes not a jot at its OTT self-indulgence. Philip Prowse’s design, an opulent neo-classical Renaissance ...

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Coppélia – Bristol Hippodrome

A male ballet dancer holds a female aloft in front of a group of female dancers

Composer: Léo Delibes Conductor: Paul Murphy Choreography: Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti, Peter Wright Reviewer: Claire Hayes Based on the stories of E T A Hoffmann, Coppélia is the lightest and most fragile of confections; the tale of a mechanical doll who entrances and enrages in equal measure. Yet the enchantment of this enduringly popular 19th Century work is underscored by ...

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Coppélia – Birmingham Hippodrome

A male ballet dancer holds a female aloft in front of a group of female dancers

Music: Léo Delibes Choreography: Marius Petipa, Enrico Cechetti, Peter Wright Reviewer:  John Kennedy Heaven knows what was going through original librettist Charles-Louis Étienne Nuitter’s mind when he conceived this plot for Coppélia. Probably much of what was left of the industrial grade absinthe those Impressionist wusses dabbling in their grimy Montmartre garrets didn’t have the bottle to soak over their sugar ...

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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Hippodrome

Members of the Birmingham Royal Ballet as Snowflakes in The Nutcracker

Music – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographers – Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon Reviewer – Laura Jayne Bateman The Nutcracker is perhaps the most popular of the five quintessential classical ballets: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Coppélia. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s version, first seen in 1990 upon the company’s move to the Midlands, has become a festive ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Swan Lake – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Peter Wright Production: Peter Wright and Galina Samsova Reviewer: Mike Carroll If classical ballet is your thing, then this is the production for you. From the moment the curtain comes up it is full on, with mesmerising dancing supported by wonderful staging, a rich tapestry of costumes and iconic music ...

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Swan Lake – Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Production: Peter Wright, Galina Samsova Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer   To say that Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake is a polished production would be an understatement. It must be difficult to stand out when staging one of the most popular and recognisable ballets of all time since it was first ...

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