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We welcome The Maryinsky Ballet, whose London summer season opens at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden tonight.

PIED PIPER by Blue Boy Entertainment, Birmingham Hippodrome

With its backdrop of graffiti-covered walls, the convincingly grubby-looking set is littered with the detritus of urban life: a traffic cone, a shopping trolley, a decrepit sofa. So far, so predictable. But the stereotype works precisely because it is a stereotype, and that is the crux of this captivating piece of dance theatre.

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