BRB returns to Devon

BIRMINGHAM Royal Ballet returns to Plymouth Theatre Royal,  from 9th to 13th October with  the funny and tender La Fille mal gardée and Fire and Fury.

The charming ballet was an instant hit when it was created by Fred­erick Ashton for the Royal Ballet in 1960. Inspired by his love of the English countryside, the ballet includes some of his most virtuoso, energetic choreography as well as elements of traditional folk dancing.

Known for its famous clog dancing widow, dancing chickens and cute miniature pony, the ballet remains a firm favourite for all the family, ballet aficionados or those new to ballet.

Lise must chose between a wealthy country bumpkin or a penniless, hunky farmhand? Of course, there’s no contest – but her mum has other ideas. Heels are dug in and sparks fly, as a mother-daughter battle of wills ensues.

The company will also perform First Steps – La Fille mal gardée , an hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged 3 and older on Friday 12th October

On Tuesday and Wednesday 9th and 10th October, the company performs Fire & Fury – two ballets fuelled by power and politics. Director David Bintley’s The King Dances is a modern-day glimpse at the kindling of ballet’s future, while award-winning choreographer Juanjo Arqués’s Ignite demonstrates that the flames of the art form continue to burn brightly today.

For more information, visit the website,  www.theatreroyal.com or telephone 01752 267222.