Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Tickets London Theatre

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Tickets

4.4 (9) · Opera & Ballet, Dance, Classic Drama

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens in 2022, celebrating 10 years since its premiere

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19 December 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“A gorgeous, gothic take on the traditional fairy tale, it’s 10 years since this glitteringly dark version first awoke and it offers a delicious Christmas treat for adults and older members of the family. Those with younger children may want to head to Sadler’s Wells’ sister theatre, the Peacock, where The Snowman continues to spread a frosting of happiness in a dance version which always delights. If you have children but don’t want to leave the house Sadler’s Wells also have a previous Christmas hit, The Little Matchgirl, available for rent.”
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Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.

Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?

With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.

★★★★★ "Extraordinary. Dazzling. Masterful" - Sunday Express

"Unforgettable. An eye-popping delight" - The Observer

"Absolute perfection" - The Spectator

Please note:
Some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. With a gothic, vampire theme, it is possible that some scenes may be a bit dark or scary for young children.

Critic reviews

Bourne’s exuberant re-imagining. An action packed evening greeted with cheers

The Times (From 2015 run)

Extraordinary. Fantastic. Dazzling. Masterful.

Sunday Express (From 2015 run)

Gothic fairytale that can blow away adults or children, with its balance of camp, giggles, and emotional punches

· WhatsOnStage

Ten years on, the celebratory production is now in its own turn being celebrated

· Broadway World

An irresistible spin on the story

· The Guardian

Visually gorgeous

· The Stage
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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 29 Nov 2022 - Sun 15 Jan 2023

Audio Described & Touch Tour:
Sat 7 Jan, 2.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs


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