Fairytale ballet The Sleeping Beauty will once again be enchanting audiences at The Lowry at the end of the month.
Performed by a cast of over 80, the Birmingham Royal Ballet piece tells the captivating tale of Princess Aurora, the wicked curse, and the handsome prince that wakes her after 100 years in a deep sleep.
Philip Prowse, the designer responsible for the company's Swan Lake, provides the designs for sumptuous baroque style sets and over 150 beautiful hand-sewn costumes.
The title role is taken on by Lancastrian Yvette Knight, who is supported by an array of North West talent, including The Wirral's James Barton as a soloist and Stoke-On-Trent's Karla Doorbar as The Fairy of Song.
The Sleeping Beauty will be performed at The Lowry between 25-28 September.
- Rebecca Cohen