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Birmingham Hippodrome Review Roundup

We've had a terrific week at Birmingham Hippodrome and some fantastic reviews. Have a read and remember we're returning for an EXTRA WEEK on 19-22 July 2017. 


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***** “Breathtaking, emotional and show-stopping, Sir Matthew Bourne has gone and done it again. The Red Shoes is a faultless, triumphant production that will captivate your heart and soul.” Style Birmingham

“Stunning, intense & truly heart-breaking” TheBusinessDesk

***** “The Red Shoes, is a sensory feast from start to finish, visually spectacular and accompanied by a sumptuous score.” Birmingham What’s On

***** “The amalgamation of various dance styles and the strength of his storytelling is the best of a generation.” Midlands Zone

**** “Bourne proves once again, he is a masterly choreographer with skills which transform the stage into a whirl of colour with some dreamy movements for the company.” Birmingham Post

***** “This ballet has just about everything, with superb costumes, too… a joyful experience, not to be missed” Birmingham Mail

“This ballet needed no explanation or description - all of the emotion was excellently conveyed to the crowd, whose mouths were left constantly ajar by the sublime spectacle. The entire show was faultless from start to end - and a real tribute to the skill of the phenomenal company, and a fantastic display of the tremendous talent of Sir Matthew Bourne.” Express & Star

“Ashley Shaw is captivating as the dancing ingenue, striking a perfect balance between extraordinary talent and raw ambition on the one hand, and inexperience and emotional vulnerability on the other. Meanwhile, Chris Trenfield is exuberant and charming as the impassioned young composer Julian Craster” Birmingham What’s On

“[Ashley Shaw] blew the audience away with her effortless performance – never have I seen a dancer bring such emotion to a role as Shaw.” Style Birmingham

“Playing the part of Boris Lermontov was the incredible Sam Archer, whose spins and jumps were smooth and effortless. His portrayal of the dark, demanding, macabre character was simply excellent.” Express & Star


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