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DescriptionBehind the scenes footage with BRB

Birmingham Royal Ballet


Wed 8 June - Sat 11 June

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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' spooky toyshop. With a sparkling score and breathtaking choreography, Peter Wright's enchanting production of this joyous and witty ballet is an ever-popular celebration of love.

'One of the traditional gems of the repertory.' The Sunday Times

'Volumes of joy and energy… an enchanting set.' The Stage


Music Leo Delibes
Choreography Peter wright, Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti.
Designs Peter Farmer
Lighting Peter Teigen

Activity for the kids

Coppelia colouring in/activity sheet:

Sun 5 June
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Coppélia Ballet Workshop

An exciting opportunity to build upon and improve your ballet technique whilst learning extracts from Sir Peter Wright’s enchanting production of Coppélia.

Capacity 20
Times & suitablity:
11am - 12pm suitable for ages 8-10 (Grades 2-3)
12.15pm - 1.30pm suitable for ages 11-13 (Intermediate Foundation, Grades 4-5)
2.30pm - 4pm suitable for ages 14+ (Intermediate & above, Grade 6)
Tickets £12. Book your place.



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