Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Pineapple Club celebrate Romeo and Juliet with brand new cocktail

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Fans of Birmingham Royal Ballet can enjoy a trip to a different kind of barre next month with a brand-new cocktail inspired by the Company’s Romeo and Juliet season coming to The Pineapple Club Cocktail Bar and Bottle Shop in Great Western Arcade. Created by Bar Manager of The Pineapple Club Klára Kopčiková the limited-edition cocktail is called "The Last Sip” and is a blend of floral and fruity flavours such as violet, lavender, and raspberry topped with prosecco. 

The cocktail will be on sale at The Pineapple Club from Friday 1 October until Saturday 16 October. 

The Pineapple Club Cocktail Bar and Bottle Shop Birmingham is the second edition to Vanguard Bars ltd portfolio. A bespoke venue, located within the heart of the historic Great Western Arcade. The Pineapple Club boasts a selection of delightfully handcrafted cocktails, a wide range of craft beers, and a fantastic food menu.

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate Romeo and Juliet choreography and Prokofiev’s glorious score will set hearts alight in this enduringly popular, classic interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy created especially for Birmingham Royal Ballet. From the balcony scene’s ecstatic pas de deux, exploring love in all its soaring wonder, to the lovers’ heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet is ballet at its most poignant and beautiful.

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Radio and Juliet will form a double bill with Birmingham-based, Rosie Kay Dance CompanyRomeo + Juliet sets the action in the hot Birmingham summer of 2021. In this diverse city, young people’s family loyalties give way to gang allegiance as teenagers play with adult rules. A party in the park gets out of control sparking rumours, rioting and revenge. In the midst of rivalries, first tastes of freedom and sparks of a full-on first love ignite. 

Samuel Boulton, Managing Director of The Pineapple Club Cocktail Bar & Bottle Shop said: “Having a performing arts degree and growing up dancing, working with Birmingham Royal Ballet has been fantastic. Our drink, (created by Klára Kopčiková Bar Manager of The Pineapple Club) titled "The Last Sip” is beautiful blend of floral and fruity flavours, violet, lavender, raspberry and prosecco are combined but we’ve included a special ingredient to surprise the pallet. I really think this drink celebrates the story of Romeo and Juliet and we hope everyone enjoys it!”

Paul James, Chief Commercial Officer of Birmingham Royal Ballet said: “We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with The Pineapple Club for this cocktail creation inspired by one of ballet’s greatest love stories. I’m looking forward to heading down there before a show to give it a try!”

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