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Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2011-12 Season

Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2011-12 Season

Family-favourite storyballets dominate the Midlands company's repertoire

Ashton's The Two Pigeons: Nao Sakuma and Robert Parker© Bill Cooper/BRB

Family-favourite storyballets dominate Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2011-12 season, as the company looks forward to a stringent year. Beauty and Beast, Hobson's Choice and Far From the Madding Crowd, three of director David Bintley's full-lengthers, and the iconic Peter Wright Nutcracker for Christmas aim to be money-spinners for three mixed programmes, culminating in a Bintley creation next summer on an athletic theme to chime with the 2012 Olympics.

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