Money raised through the Big Give is helping Birmingham Royal Ballet to restore the wonderful costumes of Sir Peter Wright’s beautiful production of The Sleeping Beauty – a jewel in the crown of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s repertoire as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, with the costumes in urgent need of repair and restoration.
Money was raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, a match-funding campaign to help charities, with the official figure being given as £60,000, which surpassed expectations
Sir Peter Wright‘s production for Birmingham Royal Ballet, with designs by Philip Prowse is one of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s biggest productions in terms of costumes and wigs and the money raised will restore 200 smaller items.
These will include tiaras, headdresses, hats, masks and props, sections of beading and embellishment, button, zips, clasps and lacework, necklets and ruff.
A skilled costume technician can take approximately three hours to restore one area of damage on costume items and Birmingham Royal Ballet hope the work will ensure the production can be enjoyed by audiences for the next 40 years.
Tickets for Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty (Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 February 2024) are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811.
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