Coppélia may be the nearest classical ballet comes to pantomime and as a choice alternative to the usual slew of Nutcrackers and Sleeping Beauties, this one is a tuneful and comic delight.
The Australian Ballet continues their cleverly conceived Storytime Ballet series with Coppélia, an ideal first ballet for young audiences.
The mysterious Dr Coppelius may be far more sinister than jolly old Santa Claus, but his status as a toy-maker means he is a welcome visitor in the festive season.
The Australian Ballet takes audiences on a trip back in time, returning charming storybook ballet Coppélia to its original 1979 home at the Palais Theatre.
Birmingham Royal Ballet Company make a pleasing return to the Lowry in Salford to continue their Shakespeare Season which commemorates the 400 year anniversary since William Shakespeare’s death. There is no better adaptation to bring to the stage then Kenneth MacMillan’s much celebrated classic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, which is still as fresh and as exhilarating as when it was first performed in 1965.