Rupert Christiansen

Uninventive and far too polite: BRB’s Black Sabbath – The Ballet reviewed

Plus: Don Quixote is inane drivel but the Royal Ballet's current revival moved me to gasps of pleasure

Riku Ito and Miki Mizutani in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Black Sabbath. Photo Johan Persson

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