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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Cinderella  – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer:  David Bintley Conductor: Philip Ellis Reviewer: Jo Beggs Birmingham Royal Ballet are a company unafraid to embrace the traditional. While all around them everyone’s trying to sex-up the classics, BRB know that producing something with no surprises can still be an audience winner. Cinderella certainly sends nobody home dissatisfied, and yet there’s a sense that the ...

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Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome

Elisha Willis as Cinderella and Victoria Marr as the Fairy Godmother with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: David Bintley Reviewer:  Laura Jayne Bateman Premiering in 2010, and featuring recently retired star principal Elisha Willis in the title role, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella takes inspiration from Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale. Choreographed by company director David Bintley to Sergei Prokofiev’s score, the production enchantingly combines the grit of Cinderella’s abusive home life with the magic ...

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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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