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BRB Midscale Tour 2013


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BRB have published the dates, venues and rep for Midscale 2013 on the Company website:

 

 

North-East tour spring 2013

 

Take Five | The Grand Tour

 

Theatre Royal Nottingham 10 - 11 May 2013

York Theatre Royal 14 - 15 May 2013

Durham Gala 17 - 18 May 2013

Buxton Opera House 21 - 22 May 2013

 

This breathtaking programme presents a work from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s award-winning Director, alongside one from a master of the Broadway stage, and thrilling excerpts from some of the world-famous classics with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name.

 

TAKE FIVE

A great lover of jazz, Take Five is Company Director David Bintley's latest jazz creation. Set to the iconic music of the legendary Dave Brubeck, this lighthearted, laid-back, elegant ballet takes life calmly in its stride.

 

BITESIZED BALLET

Birmingham Royal Ballet once again brings you a selection of stunning exceprts from some of the world's best-loved ballets. This year's excerpts include a section of Giselle Act II. Further details to be confirmed.

 

THE GRAND TOUR

All aboard for the roaring 20s! Setting out for Europe, our heroine, a doughty American spinster, can't believe her luck when she embarks on her cruise and finds herself in the company of a feast of famous faces. However, it turns out that Noël Coward, Gertrude Stein and George Bernard Shaw, to name but a few, aren't necessarily the friendliest of shipmates. Add stowaways and a rather handsome Chief Steward into the mix and things might get a little... complicated.

 

Choreographer of many films and hit Broadway shows, American Joe Layton's The Grand Tour is a genuinely funny take on the eccentric celebrities that populated England's stages, screens and newspapers in the 1920s, accompanied by unique orchestral renditions of Noël Coward songs.

 

 

South-West tour spring 2013

 

Lyric Pieces | Pineapple Poll

 

Everyman Theatre 10 - 11 May 2013

The Lighthouse 14 - 15 May 2013

Hall for Cornwall 17 - 18 May 2013

Swan Theatre 21 - 22 May 2013

 

This breathtaking programme presents a work from great British choreographer John Cranko, alongside Jessica Lang's beautiful Lyric Pieces, and thrilling excerpts from some of the world-famous classics with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name.

 

LYRIC PIECES

An exciting new work from award-winning American choreographer, Jessica Lang. Set to romantic piano miniatures by Edvard Grieg, this is her first work for a major European company.

 

BITESIZED BALLET

Birmingham Royal Ballet once again brings you a selection of stunning exceprts from some of the world's best-loved ballets. This year's excerpts include a section of Giselle Act I. Further details to be confirmed.

 

PINEAPPLE POLL

What might a classic cartoon look like if brought to life on stage? With the aid of a foot-tapping medley of the best of Gilbert and Sullivan and the comic choreographic touch of John Cranko, this is your opportunity to find out.

 

When the dashing Captain Belaye arrives in town, the female population swoon! Chief amongst them is Poll. Whilst half-heartedly dodging the attentions of Jasper, the Potboy at a local inn, she finds herself leading a band of desperate, love-lorn ladies, all seeking the attentions of the admirable officer, who is unwittingly taking the town by storm.

 

Wrapped up in his own little world, when will the oblivious Captain Belaye notice that half his crew have mysteriously shrunk and don't seem very at home in their beards?

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