|Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty|
Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Awakes in Liverpool, 30 April
Date: 22 April 2013
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.
- by Glenn Meads
Subscribe to our free newsletter
Featured Editor's Picks
|X Factor musical titled I Can't Sing!, opens Palladium March 2014 |
The forthcoming X Factor musical will be called I Can't Sing! The Musical and will premiere at the L...
|To Kill A Mockingbird|
Twenty years ago, a young Robert Sean Leonard appeared on the London stage with Alan Alda in...
|Clint Eastwood on board to direct Jersey Boys film?|
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has reportedly been signed up to direct the film version of Jersey B...
First things first, it's great to see the Southwark Playhouse open again. Set halfway down New...
|Donmar stages Nick Payne premiere, Wesker's Roots & Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus |
The Donmar Warehouse has announced its new season, which features the premiere of Nick Payne's new p...
|Michael Coveney: Big Apple bites and Manhattan memories|
You should always do new things in familiar cities. Over the past few days in New York, I walked a...
|Podcast: Kendal & co in Relatively Speaking Q&A|
Last night (21 May 2013), 140 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers attended Relatively Speaking at the West...
|1st Night Photos: Kimberley Walsh & Denise Van Outen toast Tointon in Relatively Speaking|
Strictly Come Dancing stars Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Artem Chigvintsev toasted former S...
|ATG acquires Broadway's largest theatre The Foxwoods, home of Spider-Man|
In another significant step for transatlantic theatre relations, the UK’s biggest theatre ...
|Video: Sheila Hancock shows wild side in Barking in Essex trailer|
As this new trailer reveals, Sheila Hancock has had a dramatic TOWIE-style makeover for her forthcom...