Claire Lishman is our Media and PR Officer, and is currently on the Northern leg of the split tour. Here she shares how last night’s opening performance went!

‘The opening night at Durham Gala Theatre was extremely well received by our fans in the North East. There was not a seat to be had in the packed auditorium so I gave up my seat and will wait to see the show in York on Friday night! But from talking to members of the audience in the intervals the Sleeping Beauty pas de deux with Jamie Bond and Natasha Oughtred was just breathtaking and left the audience wanting plenty more where that came from! And judging from the sound of the rapturous applause and cheering at the final curtain it sounded like Slaughter on Tenth Avenue went down a storm too!

‘Two shows today as Durham is basked in glorious sunshine. There is plenty of entertainment to be had between shows too, as Birmingham Royal Ballet’s crew, technicians and wardrobe staff battle it out (girls versus boys) in a rowing race down the river! Last time this happened the girls beat the boys ‘by a mile’ so the boys are fired up for restoring some pride. Watch this space for results and photos…’


Click here for details of performances in Yeovil and Truro
Click here for details of performances in Durham and York