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Patronising to the people of Peterborough: BRB2’s Carlos Acosta Classical Selections reviewed

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

BRB2: Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection

New Theatre, Peterborough, and touring until 24 June

Fulfilling its sacred duty to serve regions that higher culture tends to avoid, Birmingham Royal Ballet made a midweek visit to the troubled city of Peterborough. Its New Theatre holds about 1,200 and is normally focused on tribute bands and stand-ups; I would guess that for Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection only about 60 per cent of its seats had been sold or distributed, and predominantly to a white and female audience.

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