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    Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Tickets

    Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance reawakens

    Enter a dark and dazzling world of dance this Christmas as Matthew Bourne’s hugely acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty returns to Sadler’s Wells for its 10th anniversary.

    In true Matthew Bourne style, the show combines music by Tchaikovsky with a wonderfully unique reworking of a classic tale. Set in a fantasy land inhabited by fairies and vampires, Sleeping Beauty on stage is a supernatural love story influenced by gothic romance. 

    Created by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bourne and his dance-theatre company New Adventures, this unforgettable production takes audiences on a fantastical journey. Its incredible dancing, sumptuous set design and costumes transport the story across the late Edwardian era to the present day.

    Since its premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2012, Sleeping Beauty has been enjoyed by audiences across the world, and became the fastest-selling production in New Adventures’ history during its original Sadler’s Wells season. 

    Returning to cast a spell over London, book Matthew Bourne Sleeping Beauty tickets for an enchanting display of opulence, romance and spectacular storytelling that will bewitch the whole family.

    Performance dates: 01 Dec 2022 - 15 Jan 2023

    Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)

    Age recommendation: Best for age 8+

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    What a wonderful start to 2023. This is my first to a Matthew Bourne production, although I did s... More

    AndrewH306 03 Jan 2023

    What a wonderful start to 2023. This is my first to a Matthew Bourne production, although I did see the televised version of The Nutcracker at Christmas. And to say I was mesmerised right from the start would be a real understatement. This production is a full-on feast for the senses, with a gothic retelling of the classic fairytale. It’s full of colour, drama and a sprinkling of comedy bought courtesy of baby Aurora. The dance from the cast is truly exquisite, (much like a delicately decorated gateau that has multiple layers of intricate piping) enhanced with a dramatic soundtrack by Tchaikovsky as the backdrop, and sublime atmospheric lighting. The staging and costumes give you so much to look at that one visit would not be enough to see everything. I think this is the first time that I have seen a conveyer belt used in a show, and for dance it all adds to the drama. When you have the power of dance and music to tell such a compelling and moving story that takes you other worldly, there is no need for words, and I find myself surprisingly lost for them. I know, for sure, this will not be the last Matthew Bourne production that I’ll see.

    AndrewH306 03 Jan 2023

    The dancing was so amazing and graceful. The orchestra and music was beautiful. I couldn’t quite... More

    lindar20 13 Jan 2023

    The dancing was so amazing and graceful. The orchestra and music was beautiful. I couldn’t quite follow the storyline but I googled it when I got home. However this didn’t stop me from enjoying the production.

    lindar20 13 Jan 2023

    Beautifully gothic and fun rendition of the fairy tale. A satisfying night of dance in typical M... More

    franco7230 22 Jan 2023

    Beautifully gothic and fun rendition of the fairy tale. A satisfying night of dance in typical Matthew Bourne fashion.

    franco7230 22 Jan 2023

    As someone who has only seen a couple of ballets it was very good, i understood most of what was... More

    markspears 28 Dec 2022

    As someone who has only seen a couple of ballets it was very good, i understood most of what was happening, the dancing was beautiful as were the costumes and the set was very well done

    markspears 28 Dec 2022
    filipas 11 Jan 2023
    mariaifrim Top 50 reviewer07 Jan 2023
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