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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Prince of the Pagodas at The Lowry

Birmingham Royal Ballet

UK Premiere

Thursday 30 January, Friday 31 January, & Saturday 1 February

A night at the ballet is always a magical experience, but this one will be extra special.

It's the work of some of the biggest names in theatre and dance:

Rae Smith who designed the stunning costumes and set for War Horse.

David Bintley, the Huddersfield-born dancer turned choreographer who was awarded a CBE for his extraordinary career.

And Birmingham Royal Ballet, whom regulars at The Lowry will know, are always on brilliant form. And it's all set to an enthralling score by Benjamin Britten.

If you're in need of an uplifting mid-winter treat – and want to be swept away by a fairytale ballet that isn't the much repeated Swan Lake or Nutcracker – make sure you see The Prince of Pagodas while it's here.

This is the UK premiere. There will be just five performances at The Lowry.

Spectacular costumes, a story that captures your imagination, beautiful music by performed by a full orchestra. And of course, the grace and strength of the ballerinas and dancers themselves. It's going to be mesmerising, for adults and children alike.

Tickets are priced from £10-£41 (Includes £2 booking fee)

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The story
Through a lonely childhood Princess Sakura mourns her brother's death and the disintegration of her father the Emperor, whose wicked new wife takes control of his kingdom. Forced to act when presented with four wealthy suitors, she throws herself on the mercy of a fifth – a scaly Salamander, both fascinating and repellent. Together, they journey to his home through the elements of earth, air, fire and water in an adventure that will captivate audiences of all ages.

The music
Benjamin Britten composed the score for The Prince of the Pagodas in 1957. Its performance here by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia orchestra will be one of the closing highlights of the Britten 100 celebrations – a year-long, worldwide dedication to the British composer.

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