Birmingham Royal Ballet bring Aladdin to Sadler’s Wells
'The best thing about it is that it engages the audience'
26 October, 2017 — By Geoffrey Sawyer
Aladdin comes to Islington next week
THE genie may be blue but this is not Disney.
No, coming to Sadler’s Wells Theatre next week is instead an adaptation of Aladdin which has been credited with drawing families to the world of ballet. The Birmingham Royal Ballet has won rave reviews all around the country for its dazzling sets, costumes and dance. Its music is provided by BAFTA-award winning composer Carl Davis, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Mathias Dingman, the BRB’s principal dancer, told The Stage ahead of the tour: “I’m playing Aladdin, it’s really exciting for me. Act I is epic – you don’t stop dancing. It’s a very family-friendly ballet. The best thing about it is that it engages the audience. Right now, ballet is not getting as many new audiences as it could. We do a lot of outreach work with schools and our learning department is very busy. You need more and more young people to get into it and pass it on to their kids.”
A three night run at the theatre in Rosebery Avenue begins on Tuesday (October 31).
For more info, ring the box office on 020 7863 8000 or visit www.sadlerswells.com