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Win tickets to see The Prince of the Pagodas

Posted on January 23, 2014


David Bintley’s production of The Prince of the Pagodas has its UK premiere this season.

Danced to Benjamin Britten’s shimmering score, and created for the National Ballet of Japan, Bintley’s production is a fairytale story of a princess and a magical salamander. The designs are by Rae Smith, best known for her work on the National Theatre production of War Horse. It has its UK premiere at The Lowry, Salford, before touring to Birmingham, Plymouth and London. Birmingham Royal Ballet have kindly given us a pair of tickets for the London first night, March 26, as a competition prize. To win, send the answer to the following question by February 28, with your name and full postal address, to the address on page 4, or email

Question: In 1957, John Cranko choreographed The Prince of the Pagodas for which company?


Picture: Joseph Caley as the Salamander Prince. Photograph by Richard Battye.


Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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