Behind the seams with ballet stars

Exclusive look reveals costume secrets of new production

Leading Ladies at Birmingham Hippodrome enjoyed an exclusive glimpse behind the ‘seams’ of Birmingham Royal Ballet to celebrate the world premiere of David Bintley’s new adaptation of The Tempest. BBC presenter Joanne Malin was joined by members of the ballet creative team who explained the intricate techniques used to produce the new costumes. A prize draw raised more than £1,000 for the ballet and Hippodrome CREATIVE education and outdoor arts programme. Prizes came from Highfield Wellness & Beauty, the Mailbox and the Edgbaston Boutique and Hotel.

Pictures by Joe Bailey, Fivesixphotography


1 Stella Mansfield, Michael Clifford, Lorna Burke, Joanne Malin

2 Eileen Schofield

3 Jane Spence

4 Lesley Wilde

5 Jayne O’Malley

6 Nicola Fleet-Milne

7 Suzanne and Lottie Barnes