Birmingham Royal Ballet – Aladdin
& Arcadia / Le Baiser de la fée / ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 4 November Tickets: £12 – £45
A cave of riches is waiting to be explored in David Bintley’s production of the classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with the magic lamp. Boasting a score by BAFTA award-winning composer Carl Davis, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, this performance features lavish sets and costumes, special effects and a larger-than-life Chinese lion. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s triple bill hosts a mixed programme of new work and much-loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle. Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée is a beautiful interpretation of this classic fairy tale. Finally, a morris-dancing flea, a ballroomdancing ram and many more endangered animals seek shelter from the storm in David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.
Touch tour at 11.30am
Aladdin Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 1 November at 2pm Free pre-show talk: Wednesday 1 November at 6.30pm First Steps, A Child’s Aladdin: Thursday 2 November at 1pm £12.50