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The Tempest – Birmingham Hippodrome

The Tempest_BRB, Prospero; Iain Mackay, Miranda; Jenna Roberts, Ferdinand; Joseph Caley, Ariel; Mathias Dingman, Trinculo; James Barton, Stephano; Valentin Olovyannikov, Caliban; Tyrone Singleton, Antonio; Domonic Antonucci, Juno; Delia Mathews, Ceres; Celine Gittens, Iris; Yvette Knight, Pan; Tzu_Chao Chou,

Choreographer:David Bintley Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Over 30 years in the making, Birmingham Royal Ballet premieres a new version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest400 years after his death. Choreographed by company director David Bintley and with an entirely original score by Sally Beamish, the production offers visual spectacle and superb dancing within a largely faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play. Alonso, ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Dream Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Director: David Bintley Choreography: Jessica Lang, José Limón, Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The Birmingham Royal Ballet present a Shakespeare-themed triple bill of works as part of their own year-long celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. For Manchester and Salford audiences this has the added interest of the company presenting a varied selection of more diverse works ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographer:Kenneth MacMillan Composer:Sergei Prokofiev Conductor:Paul Murphy Reviewer: Karen Bussell   To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BRB has compiled a touring programme of adaptations of the Bard’s works delighting Plymouth first with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Julietand then returning in the autumn with both a themed triple bill and David Bintley’s brand new The Tempest. Kenneth MacMillan wrings every ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Laura Bateman Romeo and Juliet is one of the most celebrated ballets in the modern repertoire. Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan for The Royal Ballet, it premiered in 1965 with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. It has since become a staple of both The Royal Ballet’s and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ...

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Ashton Double Bill – Birmingham Hippodrome

The Dream - Oberon and Titania from Ashton's Double Bill.jpg

Music: Felix Mendelssohn and Frederick Chopin Choreographer: Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman   The repertoire of Frederick Ashton is one of the most revered in British ballet. Widely credited as the creator of a specifically ‘English’ genre of ballet, Ashton became director of The Royal Ballet in 1963 and presided over one of the company’s golden ages. In the ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shadows of War – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Maurice Ravel, Arthur Bliss, Malcolm Arnold, Benjamin Britten Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan, Gillian Lynne, David Bintley Reviewer: Marina Spark Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest touring production, Shadows Of War, showcases three shorter ballets; La Fin Du Jour, Miracle in The Gorbals and Flowers Of The Forest. Each ballet, as suggested by the show’s title, represents those living on the brink of ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Carl Davis Choreography: David Bintley Director: David Bintley Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Birmingham Royal Ballet brings the UK premiere of David Bintley’s fantastical, luscious production of Aladdin to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Originally created in 2008 for the National Ballet of Japan, this enthralling piece recounts the familiar tale full of adventure, love, magic and mystery, and the ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Aladdin – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: David Bintley Conductor: Paul Murphy Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:3] Aladdin is a new production of the ballet David Bintley first created for the National Ballet of Japan in 2008, using a score (also slightly reworked) written by well-known film and TV composer Carl Davis. The story is familiar from the Thousand and One Nights and the many pantomime productions. ...

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