Birmingham Royal Ballet presents the UK premiere performances of David Bintley’s magical tale of love, trickery and triumph.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 45m
Birmingham Royal Ballet presents the UK premiere performances of David Bintley’s magical tale of love, trickery and triumph.
A run-in with Palace guards leads young tearaway Aladdin into a whirlwind of adventure and romance, involving unbelievable riches, love at first sight, treachery, and of course a magic lamp, and all that it contains...
Duped into helping an evil Maghrib, Aladdin finds himself trapped in a cave for three days and nights, with no light and nothing to eat. But it is only when he attempts to light the old lamp he’s found, that his real adventure begins!
When he finally returns home, Aladdin’s mother thinks he is telling stories, but she soon finds out the real value of the battered old lamp he has brought with him. When Aladdin falls in love and lands himself in more hot water through his pursuit of the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, his mother uses the lamp to secure his freedom and Aladdin wins the Princess’s hand in marriage. But Aladdin hasn’t realised that the Emperor’s chief advisor is the evil Maghrib, and his adventures haven’t ended yet.
Created for the National Ballet of Japan in 2008, Aladdin boasts choreography by the creator of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s brilliant Cinderella and music by Carl Davis, composer of the Company’s Cyrano and numerous well-known television scores including Pride and Prejudice, Cranford, The World at War and Up Pompeii.
Music Carl Davis; Choreography David Bintley; Sets Dick Bird; Costumes Sue Blane; Lighting Mark Jonathan
Supported (2013) by The John Ellerman Foundation, the estate of Margery Bremner and the estate of Pamela Green
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Book online: Using the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022
Groups Bookings (10+): 0844 871 3042
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (Mon – Sat, 9am – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm. Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge)
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