The Nutcracker: Banging the Drums for Ballet
By Roshan Doug The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hippodrome, Birmingham I’m not someone who bangs on boringly about how London has had more than its fair share of national investment and arts capital whilst almost everywhere else continues to be shunted into the side-line. Neither do I believe that good shows are expensive and located invariably in the metropolis. But I do think it’s important to look outside the perimetres of familiarity and refocus on the wider world to fully appreciate the changes taking place in a broader context. Otherwise, you’ll miss the gems that are scattered about the country.…
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