Ballet is coming to the Lichfield Garrick – but not like you’ve ever seen it before!

The Big Ballet

The Big Ballet show on March 31 and April 1 features dancers who way no less than 16 stone.

Formed in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1994, the group say they aim to “challenge accepted social standards in a world where the pursuit of slenderness and beauty seems obsessive”.

A spokesperson added:

“The dancers courageously and imposingly prove that grace, elegance, charisma and nimbleness is not the preserve of the thin, proudly presenting their voluptuous yet surprisingly sinuous and flexible figures.

“These ladies enchant their audiences with different classical and modern ballet pieces in a hilarious comedy show full of fun and astonishing choreography, proving that you shouldn’t take life, or yourself, too seriously.”

The Big Ballet will be at the Lichfield Garrick on March 31 and April 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £19.75, and can be booked from or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.


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