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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker hopes to sparkle at the O2 this Christmas

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Nutcracker

Birmingham Royal Ballet is following in the footsteps of the Royal Ballet by announcing that it will be performing the much-loved Christmas classic The Nutcracker at the O2 this Christmas.

Despite mixed reviews of the Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet earlier this summer (read my review here), BRB are confident the production will be a success. Communications Director for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Keith Longmore said, “This production of The Nutcracker was the first new work made by the Company after its move from Sadler’s Wells to its new home in Birmingham. Its scale, production values, magic and entertainment sums up everything that is Birmingham Royal Ballet. To have this opportunity to bring this work back to the capital after twelve years is a prospect that is exciting everyone involved in the staging of this epic production.”

BRB are continuing the work started by The Royal Ballet which aims to bring ballet to the masses and make it more accessible. Tickets for the shows will therefore start at just £10 and tickets for children under 16 will be half price. With nearly 50,000 people watching Romeo and Juliet this project seems to have got off to a good start.

There will be six performances of BRB’s interpretation of the Christmas classic from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December 2011. For details of the show and how to buy tickets click here or here.