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Spring 2014
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Birmingham Hippodrome
Buxton Opera House
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Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
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Theatre Royal Nottingham
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

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Beauty and the Beast
Darkness and Light
IDFB 2014 Programme One
IDFB 2014 Programme Two
La Fille mal gardée
North tour spring 2014
South tour spring 2014


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At a glance
A humorous trip through time to learn valuable lessons in love.

What's it about?
When the marital strife between Count Guiccioli and his wife threatens to disrupt their anniversary celebration, the Count’s infidelities endanger the burgeoning love between Amyntas and Sylvia, their servants. It is left to the God of Love, Eros (in disguise as a gardener), to reconcile their differences as he takes them, and us, back to the age of mythical Rome in order to teach them all a lesson about Love.

David Bintley’s time-hopping comedy features music by Léo Delibes, the composer of Coppélia, and a colourful cast of Gods and Goddesses, slave girls and pirates in this eagerly anticipated revival.

Not to be missed. Why?
David Bintley brings his unrivalled comic talent to this new version of a classic ballet. Tchaikovsky wrote of Delibes’ score, that his own music for Swan Lake was 'poor stuff' in comparison.


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Music Léo Delibes
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Sue Blane
Lighting Mark Jonathan

World premiere

Birmingham Royal Ballet, 26 October 1993, Birmingham Hippodrome
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