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Lachlan Monaghan as Claras Dancing Partner and Karla Doorbar as Clara in The Nutcracker

INTERVIEW | Lachlan Monaghan Talks Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcraker

Whether it’s the Christmas tree, the stuffed turkey or jingle bells, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Birmingham without the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Many Brummies would argue it is one of the city’s most important traditions, along with the German market of course. I spoke to Lachlan Monaghan, a First Artist…

REVIEW | Aladdin | Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley’s Aladdin transports you into a whole new world with its sublime choreography and glittering productions values that cement why Birmingham Royal Ballet truly pull out all the stops in their divine performances that uses magic and illusion to create a splendid ballet that both shines and shimmers. Opening in old Arabia, the story…

REVIEW | Cinderella | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the Birmingham Hippodrome with David Bintley’s imaginative, extravagant and spectacular production of Cinderella. It tells the traditional tale of the young girl Cinderella, who lives with her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters. When the family are invited to the ball, Cinderella is desperate to go but her stepmother forbids it. Until…

REVIEW | Shakespeare Triple Bill | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet continue their exploration of Shakespeare with a triple bill that is innovatively choreographed by three outstanding choreographers that display Birmingham Royal Ballet’s phenomenal technique, skill and versatility. Choreographer Jessica Lang wanted to explore Shakespeare’s words, therefore drew upon his sonnets. She then pulled five sonnets that all have strong themes. The title of the…

REVIEW | Taming Of The Shrew | Birmingham Royal Ballet

There have been many adaptations and revivals of Shakespeare’s classics this year in commemoration of 400 years since his death. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Taming Of The Shrew is magnificent, comedic and completely mesmerising. Elisha Willis, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning dancer that originated David Bintley’s Cinderella, takes to the stage for the last time…

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