Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

  • Booking until: Wednesday, 13 January 2016
  • Running time: 2 hours
Sleeping Beauty description

Sleeping Beauty sees Bourne return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of ballet masterworks that started with Nutcracker! and the international smash hit, Swan Lake.

 This timeless fairy tale, about a young girl cursed to sleep for 100 years, was turned into a legendary ballet in 1890. We meet our heroine, Aurora, at her Christening, when fairies and vampires fed the gothic imagination, before the story moves forward a century to the modern day. Featuring designs by Olivier Award-winners Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) with sound design by Paul Groothuis, which will take the audience into the heart of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score in specially recorded surround sound.

Matthew Bourne’s haunting new production is a sensational gothic romance; a supernatural love story that even the passage of time cannot thwart.

Playing at Sadlers Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN GB ()

Sadlers Wells Directions
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Age restrictions

No under 5s admitted. Some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children (with the gothic, vampire theme, it is possible that some scenes may be a bit dark or scary for them).

Important information

Audio Described Performance: 16 Jan 2016 2.30pm

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:00 19:00
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