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Don Quixote 

Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov in Don Quixote, photo by Andrej Uspenski (2).jpg

Don Quixote at Birmingham Hippodrome 

Friday 18 - Saturday 26 February 2022

On a very cold and wet February afternoon my 8 year old son and I had the pleasure of going to see Don Quixote performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet and directed by the wonderful Carlos Acosta.  This production was an explosion of colour, humor and Spanish inspired dance and costume.  It really cheered up a damp and dreary day in Brum!

The story of Don Quixote introduces us to Cervantes’ famous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio, and a host of supporting characters. As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, with his loyal friend and servant Sancho Panza at his side, he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams.  

Don Quixote was a beautiful producton which both my 8 year old son and I loved.  It's worth noting that the production lasts for 3 hours which may be a struggle for younger members of the audience.  If you are looking for an introduction to ballet from Birmingham Royal Ballet we would really recommend their First Steps program.  These are specially adapted ballet performances for a younger audience.  The next First Steps production will be Cinderella on Friday 25th February 2022.

Disclaimer: We received 2 tickets from Birmingham Royal Ballet in return for a review . All content, opinions and views remain my own.