BRB Coppelia

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Coppélia


Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 March 2015 Download Calendar

The Lyric


What’s at the heart of a woman? Eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius wants to know, and he’s planning to bring his mechanical doll, Coppélia, to life – he just needs the right spell.

When Dr Coppélius leaves Coppélia on his workshop balcony she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village. Particularly in the heart of redblooded young lover Franz, and the jealous mind of his real-life fiancée, Swanilda – who’s mistaken the mannequin for a crying, talking, sleeping, walking rival. With a wild mix of abracadabra, and some mischievous maidens, comic chaos is riotously unleashed when humans and automatons collide in Dr Coppélius’s spooky toyshop.

Peter Wright’s enchanting production of this joyous and witty ballet is an ever-popular celebration of love, with a sparkling score and breathtaking choreography. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.

Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes including two intervals

Free Family Fun Day – Saturday 28th March

If you are planning to join us for a performance, why not make it the Saturday matinee with a Family Fun Day running alongside (free to matinee audience members). These include craft sessions, a make-up demonstration and a chance to see the stage being set for the matinee:

From 12.30pm – 2pm
Matinee performance starts 2.30pm

Pricing & Concessions

Full Price:
£17.20 – £37.70

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, ANLO:
£12.70 tickets A, B & C (Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£5 off A & B (Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A & B (Thu 7.30pm)

TRAC & BRB Friends:
£20.70 tickets A, B & C (Thu 7.30pm)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A & B (Thu 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm)

Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off A, B & C

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (Thu 7.30pm)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


As a work of sumptuous dance and mimetic storytelling it is hard to beat

Daily Express

Peter Wright has created a masterpiece.

The Stage

Guaranteed to send you home with your spirits soaring.

Mail on Sunday

I think this is the single most exciting piece of dance I have ever seen.

The Stage on In the Upper Room
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