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  1. Five tickets have appeared for the 9pm performance on Thursday 10 October of the Cross Currents triple in the Linbury.
  2. Roberta Sue Ficker became Suzanne Farrell. Also Hilda Munnings who became Lydia Sokolova. An English dancer who lived at at a time when only Russian names were acceptable in ballet, although I think with that name she would have changed it anyway.
  3. Well I was straight on to that bill when booking opened at 9 and there was still a Buy button by the earlier performance on the Friday but when I clicked on it it came up with no tickets available. The other performances were already showing Sold Out.
  4. Opera magazine? Quite small in size, used to be available at the ROH but I don’t think they sell magazines any more. I have seen it at some branches of WH Smith. Don’t know if they do personal ads though.
  5. Also at Birmingham Hippodrome in November, which I’ve also booked for.
  6. I found the following cast sheet and synopsis on the Empire Cinemas website. It was obviously supplied for the screening so why the cinemas could’t have printed them off I don’t know. https://www.empirecinemas.co.uk/_uploads/media/1862_The Northern Ballet - Victoria Handout.pdf
  7. He played Eric Fenby in Delius, A Song of Summer not Percy Grainger. Fenby was the amanuensis of Delius in his last years. I can still remember watching this even after so many years. I also saw him as Ferdinand in The Tempest at Stratford. The only time I ever saw him dance was some time after he left the Royal Ballet when he returned to partner Lynn Seymour in the final Pas de deux from The Two Pigeons at a gala. Seeing them together in that is one of those moments I shall never forget.
  8. I agree Two Pigeons that I also would have expected the first cast to be on on the Saturday evening. Like you I also have two performances booked with the Parma/Maslen cast and would like to have seen both casts. As I’m having to travel to B’ham for the Saturday evening I may book for the matinee to see the other cast.
  9. The casting is now on BRB’s website for the triple bill in B’ham and Hobson’s Choice In B’ham and London. https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/unleashed https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/hobsons-choice Only two casts for Hobson’s - Samara Downs with Lachlan Monaghan and Beatrice Parma with Max Maslen.
  10. Choreographer Kate Prince, artistic director of ZooNation, has been made an MBE for services to dance.
  11. They do have all their cast sheets on the website going back to March 2017. You need to find search and type in Cast Sheets to get at them. At least, I haven’t found a better way so far. Also the Birmingham Hippodrome Archive has a list of programmes in their collection which goes back to when the company was SWRB but this only seems to be a selection and not complete. Also they don’t always list which ballets were performed and no casts. https://birminghamhippodromeheritage.com/?s=Birmingham+Royal+ballet&format=Programme
  12. Not performance related but Jersey Post Office has released a set of stamps to commemorate Fonteyn’s 100th birth anniversary. https://www.jerseystamps.com/en/Shop/Detail?c=1906&r=%2F
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