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The Tempest

David Bintley’s new ballet conjures Prospero’s magical isle from Shakespeare’s late masterpiece into a spellbinding new work of ballet theatre.

At once enchanting and elemental The Tempest is a powerful story of a man determined to right past wrongs by all means in his power. This creative collaboration with acclaimed composer Sally Beamish, and designer Rae Smith (The Prince of the Pagodas, War Horse) intertwines themes of love, loyalty, and loss, punctuated by a comic duo, more than one dastardly conspiracy and a spectacular danced masque featuring gods and spirits.

The Tempest promises to be the dance event of 2016 - an unforgettable experience.


A co-production with Houston Ballet Foundation

Supported (2016) by The Patrick Trust, The Foyle Foundation, David & Sandra Burbidge, PRS for Music Foundation, The Leche Trust, The Oakley Charitable Trust, The RVW Trust, The John S. Cohen Foundation, The Derek Hill Foundation, The Lynn Foundation, and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate and Director’s Appeal, and The Big Give

Birmingham Royal Ballet's London season is supported by Aud Jebsen

Photo: Zena Holloway


Pleased be aware, there are some flashing lights in this production

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