BPREVIEW: Cinderella @ Hippodrome 15-25.02.15

BPREVIEW: Cinderella @ Hippodrome 15-25.02.15

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Words by Ed King

Opening at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday 15th February, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) presents David Brintley’s Cinderella – running until Saturday 25th February.Birm_Prev-logo-MAIN

Matinees will be held at 2pm and 2:30pm, with evening performances held at 7:30pm. There will be a Touch Tour (10:30am) and audio described performance (2:30pm) on Saturday 18th February.

Tickets for the main theatre seat (not boxes) range from £16-31 with concessions available. For direct information, including venue details and online sales, click here.

Cinderella is a classic fairy tale, one of the bedrocks of fantasy literature and moral narratives. It is a story so popular the name itself has become a description for romance, love and fortitude. Opening the day after Valentine’s Day, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of this timeless story could not be more pertinent.

In ‘a glorious celebration of ballet,’ choreographer and BRB Director, David Brintley, won the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography with his production of Cinderella – which premiered in November 2010. Returning to Birmingham for a ten day run, David Brintley’s Cinderella has received widespread praise from critics across the country.

With lighting by David A. Finn and set designs from John F, McFarlane, the world renowned creative, the Birmingham Hippodrome stage will be further transformed into a fairy tale land of ‘wonderful dance, spectacular scenery, and a cast of characters that include mice, lizards and even a dancing frog.’ The composer for David Brintley’s Cinderella will be Sergei Prokofiev.

David Brintley’s Cinderella – Birmingham Royal Ballet

A true family adventure from Birmingham Royal Ballet, David Brintley’s Cinderella comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 25th February. For direct show information click here.

For more from Birmingham Royal Ballet, visit www.brb.org.uk

For more from Birmingham Hippodrome, including a full programme of events and online ticket sales, visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com

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