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Don Quixote

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director Carlos Acosta promises entertainment for all ages when he brings an explosion of Spanish sunshine, spectacular dance and vivacious comedy to Mayflower Theatre.

In a new production created especially for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Don Quixote introduces us to Cervantes’ famous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio, and a host of supporting characters. As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, with his loyal friend and servant Sancho Panza at his side, he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams.

Join us for the first UK performances of Acosta’s sparkling new 21st-century production of this 19th-century masterpiece.

EVENT INFORMATION

Fri & Sat  (7.30pm)  -  £12.00 to £49.50

Sat  (2pm)  -  £12.00 to £49.50

Thu  (7.30pm)  -  £12.00 to £39.50

Raymonda


By Tamara Rojo, after Marius Petipa

Love and courage in a time of war.

England, 1854. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

Taking inspiration from the ground-breaking spirit of Florence Nightingale and the women who supported the war effort in Crimea, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, creates a new version of the classic story ballet, Raymonda.

This adaptation keeps the best of the 19th-century original – its glorious and sensuous score by Alexander Glazunov and the classical choreography of ballet genius Marius Petipa – and updates it with a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny.

The original Raymonda is very rarely performed in the UK, where no dance company performs it in its entirety. This new version marks Tamara Rojo’s first foray into directing and choreographing, building on her illustrious career as dancer and artistic director.

A Co-Production between English National Ballet and Finnish National Ballet
Production Partner - Mayflower Theatre

Nominated for the FEDORA VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2020

EVENT INFORMATION

Duration - 2 hours 30 minutes

Wed-Sat  (7.30pm)  -  £12 to £49.50

Sat  (2pm)  -  £12 to £49.50

Thu  (2pm)  -  £12 to £39.50

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Closed until 2022 for remodelling 

No Dance show at the moment 

No Dance show at the moment 

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Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake – a timeless ballet with exquisite dancing

 

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

‘This was an absolute sumptuous ballet with the most gorgeous sets and costumes I have seen in years.’  - The Central Fife Times.

After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. This year they are bringing to you the Mariisky State Ballet Theatre from central Russia.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other.

Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy.

A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

DATES & TIMES

Sat 27th November 2021 - 14:30 / 19:30

Duration - 2 hours 

PRICES

Band A£35

Bands B & C£33

Band A - Concessions£33

Bands B & C - Concessions£31

Band A - Child£30

Bands B & C - Child£28

Ticket prices shown are inclusive of Restoration Levy and Booking Fee.