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BRB’s Nutcracker comes to the Royal Albert Hall

Posted on May 4, 2017

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Birmingham Royal Ballet will bring a new adaptation of its much-loved Nutcracker to London’s Royal Albert Hall this Christmas, with performances from December 28 to 31.

David Bintley, artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), said: “Our wonderful Nutcracker has been an essential part of Christmas in Birmingham for over 25 years, and I am so proud to be part of the team producing a brand new version of our classic production for London audiences. There is nowhere more Christmassy than the Royal Albert Hall, and no other production that so fizzes with festive energy.”

This new version of Peter Wright’s production will use projections from 59 Productions, who recently created the much-admired digital scenery for Christopher Wheeldon’s production of An American in Paris.

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Before the London season, BRB will dance Peter Wright’s production in its traditional form, at Birmingham Hippodrome from November 24 to December 13.


Photograph: Jenna Roberts as the Snow Fairy with artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s in The Nutcracker. Photograph: Bill Cooper

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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