Ballet

Cleopatra (Grand Theatre)
By Ron Simpson
Following on from its successful 2011 premiere, Northern Ballet's Cleopatra returns to Leeds before moving on to Sheffield
The Prince of the Pagodas - Birmingham Royal Ballet (Salford)
By Kristy Sott
Kristy Stott reviews Birmingham Royal Ballet's latest piece at the Lowry and finds that it's flawless
BRB bring Prince of the Pagodas to Lowry, 30 Jan
Benjamin Britten's only commissioned ballet, The Prince of The Pagodas, is to be staged at the Lowry by Birmingham Royal Ballet
The Nutcracker (Tour - Liverpool)
Carole Baldock enjoys this Christmas classic at the Liverpool Empire
A Christmas Carol - Northern Ballet (Tour - Manchester)
The magic of Christmas comes to Manchester early and this ballet at the Palace Theatre is a treat, says Glenn Meads
Brief Encounter with... Boston Ballet's Barry Hughson
Boston Ballet's executive director Barry Hughson discusses the company's upcoming season at the London Coliseum, which opens on Wednesday, and the impact of the recent Boston Marathon bombings