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Created for the National Ballet of Japan in 2008 and re-created in Birmingham in 2012, Aladdin is aimed at a family audience. The ballet is a large and spectacular production, designed for touring, and complete with a host of technical tricks, including a flying carpet. David Bintley looks back to the original tale, taking Persian and Far-Eastern influences, to create a fast-paced and modern balletic version of this well-known story.
'Bright, extrovert steps and colourful costumes… a family-packed theatre is kept happily entertained'THE GUARDIAN
'A delightful family show… it is absolutely astonishing'THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A terrific couple of hours' entertainment'THE OXFORD TIMES