Birmingham Royal Ballet present the classic tale of Coppelia at the Lowry next month. The ballet asks - 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 red-blooded 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' spooky toyshop. With a sparkling score and breathtaking choreography, Peter Wright's enchanting production of this joyous and witty ballet is an ever-popular celebration of love.

The show features music by Leo Delibes, choreography by Peter wright, Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti, Set Designs by Peter Farmer and Lighting by Peter Teigen.