New Adventures’ 25th Birthday celebrations culminates with the world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s latest re-imagining of a ballet classic. Following success with his version of Cinderella - Bourne returns to the music of Tchaikovsky with his version of Sleeping Beauty.

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 score in specially recorded surround sound.

Expect a gothic romance in this Bourne again version of the classic fairy tale - Sleeping Beauty when it arrives at the Liverpool Empire for the first time from 30 April - 4 May.