Strictly Come Dancing judges Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell were among those who turned out for the opening of Matthew Bourne's new ballet Sleeping Beauty at Sadler's Wells recently.

Sleeping Beauty completes Bourne's interpretations of Tchaikovsky's three ballets; his productions of Nutcracker! and Swan Lake (which famously featured an all-male corps de ballet) were both multi award-winners and big box office hits.

Others in attendance on press night included Swan Lake star Adam Cooper (and his Singin' in the Rain co-star Daniel Crossley), actors Ben Kingsley, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan and Felicity Kendal and socialite Nancy Dell'Olio.

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