Ballets for hire

The Prince of the Pagodas 2011

  • Music Benjamin Britten
  • ChoreographyDavid Bintley
  • Designs Rae Smith
  • LightingPeter Teigen
  • Roles(24 Female / 23 Male)
  • Other Roles3 children
  • Number of acts3
  • Running Time 50 / 40 / 42 minutes

Originally created for the National Ballet of Japan, David Bintley's The Prince of the Pagodas is an epic, colourful, Japanese fantasy, set to Benjamin Britten's well-known score. It follows the adventures of Princess Belle Sakura as she tries to thwart her evil stepmother's plans and discover the fate of her long-lost brother. Steeped in Japanese history and culture, and inspired by Ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese woodcuts, the production was designed by Rae Smith, creator of the internationally successful West End play, War Horse.

'The sheer beauty of what you see unfolding on stage is a total delight'

THE BIRMINGHAM POST

'Bintley has laid on a feast for the eyes'

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Beautiful and eye-catching'

THE ARTSDESK

'A crowning glory for brilliant Bintley'

THE INDEPENDENT

'A real theatrical feast of delights... visually stunning'

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