Making Memories: Looking back to The Nutcracker premiere!

Back in 1990, Sir Peter Wright made a gift to the city of Birmingham - a new version of a much-loved festive ballet to celebrate the arrival of the Company from London to our new home at Birmingham Hippodrome. That ballet (of course) was The Nutcracker, and since 1991 it has gone on to become one of the most popular in the world. As we gear up to open it this year, for #throwbackthursday we're looking back to 1991 and this news report filmed ahead of the shows premiere.

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Looking back: The Nutcracker in 1990 from Birmingham Royal Ballet on Vimeo.