Black Sabbath—The Ballet

Company: Birmingham Royal Ballet Running time: 1h 55min approx

Black Sabbath forged their sound in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s home city. In Black Sabbath—The Ballet, expect a spectacular theatrical evening featuring dance and original Black Sabbath recordings (including "Paranoid" and "Iron Man") alongside full orchestrations of their work and original new orchestral compositions inspired by the sound of metal—all performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

This full-evening ballet features three composers and three choreographers, led by choreographer Pontus Lidberg (whose work has been performed by the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet) and composer Chris Austin (whose work includes orchestrating the White Stripes music for Wayne McGregor’s Chroma) working alongside award-winning writer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer, The Opera) to create a metal symphony over three acts. Black Sabbath themselves have been closely involved in developing this collaboration.


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