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Magic, mayhem and the original living doll.
|BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET: COPPELIA|
What’s at the heart of a woman? Eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius wants to know, and he’s planning to bring his mechanical doll, Coppélia, to life – he just needs the right spell.
When Dr Coppélius leaves Coppélia on his workshop balcony she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village. Particularly in the heart of red-blooded young lover Franz, and the jealous mind of his real-life fiancée, Swanilda – who’s mistaken the mannequin for a crying, talking, sleeping, walking rival. With a wild mix of abracadabra, and some mischievous maidens, comic chaos is riotously unleashed when humans and automatons collide in Dr Coppélius’s spooky toyshop.
Peter Wright’s enchanting production of this joyous and witty ballet is an ever-popular celebration of love, with a sparkling score and breathtaking choreography. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Sat 28 Feb, 12.30pm–2.30pm, free to all matinee audience members
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Music Léo Delibes
Choreography Peter Wright, Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti
Production Peter Wright
Designs Peter Farmer
Lighting Peter Teigen
‘Guaranteed to send you home with your spirits soaring’ The Mail on Sunday
‘One of the traditional gems of the repertory’ The Sunday Times
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