Birmingham Royal Ballet begins a pre-Christmas season of Sir Peter Wright's sumptuous production of The Nutcracker which combines Ivanov's shimmering choreography with a wealth of stage effects, not least of which is a giant flying goose. Birmingham Hippodrome, to 16 Dec
Virtuoso star David Toole has sustained an injury, so CandoCo (above) has had to cancel its eagerly awaited dates at London's South Bank this weekend. They hope to reschedule them for February.
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