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DateVisit
20 June 2019'HOBSON'S CHOICE' - Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome
04 June 2019BROUGHTON CASTLE
06 February 2019EDWARD BURNE-JONES
15 November 2018'LA CENERENTOLA' - Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
15 May 2018TOUR OF CHURCHES IN THE SEVERN VALLEY with Tim Bridges
14 March 2018THE WALLACE COLLECTION, HERTFORD HOUSE, LONDON
07 March 2018'DON GIOVANNI' - Welsh National Opera at the Birmingham Hippodrome
07 December 2017Visit: ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ - A VISIT TO THE BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET
10 October 2017TOUR OF CHURCHES IN THE VALE OF EVESHAM
06 July 2017VISIT TO THE CITY OF BATH
28 March 2017DAVID HOCKNEY'S PAINTINGS at Tate Britain
08 February 2017'RED SHOES' - Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
10 November 2016'KISS ME KATE' - Musical Comedy at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
04 October 2016TOUR OF MONMOUTH CHURCHES with Tim Bridges
07 July 2016POWIS CASTLE AND GARDENS
28 June 2016TREASURES OF THE SQUARE MILE with Ian Swankie
05 June 2016Tour - The History & Heritage of Porto & Santiago de Compostela
24 May 2016TOUR OF MONMOUTH CHURCHES with Tim Bridges
02 March 2016Visit - Marriage of Figaro
30 September 2015Visit - Swan Lake
07 July 2015Kedleston Hall and Cascades Gardens
10 May 2015Tour - Provence – In the footsteps of Cezanne and Van Gogh.
06 January 2015THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
01 October 2014Church Visits
12 June 2014La Fille Mal Gardee
06 May 2014Tour of Churches with Tim Bridges.
04 March 2014La Traviata
03 December 2013Christmas lecture and lunch
23 October 2013National Theatre Production “War Horse”

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'HOBSON'S CHOICE' - Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome
Thursday 20 June 2019

NB This is a MATINEE performance

When Hobson’s Choice was premiered at the Royal Opera House in 1989, David Bintley’s earthy comedy (after Harold Brighouse’s play) received a standing ovation the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the premiere of Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée in 1960. With one of those scores you can’t help but whistle, composed by Paul Reade (composer of themes for The Antiques Roadshow and The Flumps),the ballet has remained hugely popular ever since.  All performances feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy and Philip Ellis.

Don’t miss your chance to join feisty Maggie as she puts the world to rights, outsmarts her inebriated father, bags herself the perfect man and starts up her own business to boot, in what is without doubt a classic of our time.

Our package includes coach travel, ballet ticket and LUNCH together beforehand in a private room at The Hippodrome.

To download an application form, click here:  HOBSON'S CHOICE