Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty


Following a sell-out UK tour Matthew Bourne’s stunning production, Sleeping Beauty, has been filmed for the big screen. The story begins in 1890, the year of the ballet’s first performance, at the christening of the heroine Princess Aurora. It was the Fin-de-Siecle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forward in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy story! Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is a Gothic Romance that will delight dance fans of all ages and completes the choreographer’s Tchaikovsky trio of Nutcracker! and international hit Swan Lake.

Critics Views

‘Thrills from start to finish. Utterly brilliant’  Sunday Mirror

‘Hugely entertaining, the show has energy, menace and heart’  The Times

‘The audience are under Bourne’s spell’  Daily Telegraph

‘Exhilarating. A classic of the genre Bourne has made his own’  The Guardian

‘Breathes new life into the well-known fairy tale with delightful twists’  British Theatre Guide

‘For a ballet the family will love, you’ll be onto a winner with Sleeping Beauty’  Cultureisper

‘A rich display of Bourne’s choreographic and theatrical invention’  The Stage

Date: Sunday 4 February

Time: 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Genre: Recorded Live Ballet

Producer: Matthew Bourne

Rating: U
Contains mild threat and menace

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