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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens this Christmas at Sadler’s Wells

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

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Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production returns to Sadler’s Wells to delight audiences with its classic tale. Read More >

Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty returns to delight audiences this Christmas.

Since its premiere in 2012, Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of audiences around the world with its gothic romance for all ages.

In Bourne’s take on the classic, the traditional tale of good vs evil and rebirth is turned upside down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.

Beginning in 1890 at the christening of Princess Aurora, a time when fairies and vampires fed the public imagination, the story moves forward in time to the modern day, a world more mysterious than any fairy story!

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 1/12/2015

Closing Night: 24/01/2016

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


Director - Matthew Bourne

Producer - New Adventures

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Choreographer - Matthew Bourne

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Music By - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

About Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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