Carlos Acosta went from an impoverished upbringing in Havana, Cuba to a world-renowned ballet dancer and the first black Principal of The Royal Ballet. He tells John Wilson about his new film Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story, and his plans for Birmingham Royal Ballet; he starts his role as its director in January 2020.
Composer Iain Bell on the world premiere of his new opera Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, which tells the stories of the women living in the doss houses of Victorian London’s East End and the five whose lives were tragically stolen.
Plus Jordan Erica Webber with news of the BAFTA Games Awards.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Jack Soper…read more