A Beast of Real Beauty; TENDER TOUCH: Robert Parker and Elisha Willis in Beauty and the Beast
Byline: Rupert Christiansen
It's barely 18 months since Birmingham Royal Ballet star Robert Parker announced that he was leaving the company to pursue a career in America as an airline pilot. But things didn't work out as he had hoped - not least because he missed dancing so much - and now he is back in the BRB fold, where his many fans gave his return to earth a rapturous reception.
It helped that the role he was performing on this emotional occasion was one specifically created for him: one of the title roles in David Bintley's Beauty And The Beast.
This is a two-act version of the familiar French fairy tale about a girl whose unselfish love breaks a …
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Publication information: Article title: A Beast of Real Beauty; TENDER TOUCH: Robert Parker and Elisha Willis in Beauty and the Beast. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: October 12, 2008. Page number: 21. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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