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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty to tour UK and run in London this Christmas

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Announcement Image February 2022. Photo Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Announcement Image February 2022. Photo Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty will tour this autumn ahead of a Christmas run in London.

The gothic romance will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Saturday, 12 November running to 19 November 2022.

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The production will then visit The Lowry, Salford from 22 November to 26 November before a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Tuesday 29 November to Sunday 15 January 2023.

Further tour dates for 2023 and casting are to be announced shortly.

The new runs mark 10 years since the show’s premiere at Sadlers Wells, when it became the fastest selling production in the company’s history.

Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.

Matthew Bourne said: “Ten years ago, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to complete the trilogy of Tchaikovsky ballets following my Nutcracker! in 1992 and Swan Lake in 1995. It’s no secret that this particular ballet was a daunting task and one that I approached with trepidation.

“It did, however, turn out to be a richly rewarding experience with the entire creative team on glorious form and, in my opinion, it remains one of New Adventures greatest achievements. I look forward to new generations of dancers rising to the varied challenges of this much-loved production and bringing its magic back to audiences throughout the UK.”

Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?

With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.

Sleeping Beauty is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne working with his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists; Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes), Paule Constable (Lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound Design).

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