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New musical Hex, based on Sleeping Beauty, to premiere at National Theatre

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A brand new musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty is to premiere at the National Theatre this year.

Hex will play at the Olivier, running 4 December 2021 to 22 January 2022.

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The new musical is described as going “beyond the kiss that woke the Sleeping Beauty and tells the fairy‚Äôs tale”.

National Theatre Director Rufus Norris directs with book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris.

Rosalie Craig, Tamsin Carroll, Kat Ronney and Michael Elcock lead the company, alongside Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Madeline Charlemagne, Tamsin Dowsett, Eleanor Kane and Daisy Maywood.

Orchestrations are by Simon Hale, music supervision by Marc Tritschler, music direction by Tarek Merchant, lighting design by Paul Anderson, choreography by Jade Hackettwith consultant choreography by Bill Deamer and sound design by Simon Baker.

Based on the 17th-century folk-tale, this darkly thrilling new version also reunites director Rufus Norris with set and costume designer Katrina Lindsay (Small Island, London Road) following their 2002 critically acclaimed adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.

The development of new music theatre is supported by the Genesis Foundation through the Genesis Music Theatre Programme.

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