VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From1st March 2016
To5th March 2016
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping BeautyT550838597
Perrault's timeless fairy tale, about a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years, was turned into a legendary ballet by choreographer, Marius Petipa, in 1890. Bourne takes this as his starting point, setting the Christening of Aurora, the story's heroine, in the year of the ballets first performance; the height of the Fin-de-Siecle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any Fairy story! Matthew Bourne's haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.
Music Tchaikovsky
Company New Adventures
Choreographer Matthew Bourne (new scenario after Perrault and Petipa)
Director Matthew Bourne

Archive :: production:T550838597, dance or ballet:S01736353490, venue:V856

Production details

Special Performances

  • 4 Mar 16 Audio Described


Company New Adventures
Sound Paul Groothuis
Lighting Paule Constable
Design Lez Brotherston
Costume Lez Brotherston
Performer Ashley Shaw (Aurora)
Performer Cordelia Braithwaite (Lana)
Performer Dominic North (Leo - some dates)
Performer Chris Trenfield (Leo - some dates)
Performer Christopher Marney (Count Lilac)
Performer Liam Mower
Performer Adam Maskell (Carabosse)
Performer Tom Clark (Caradoc)
Performer Will Bozier (King Benedict - some dates)
Performer Glenn Graham (King Benedict - some dates)
Performer Chris Trenfield (King Benedict - some dates)
Performer Pia Driver (Queen Eleanor - some dates)
Performer Nicole Kabera (Queen Eleanor - some dates)
Performer Katie Webb (Queen Eleanor - some dates)
Performer Daniel Collins
Performer Jack Jones
Performer Mari Kamata
Performer Phil King
Performer Dominic Lamb
Performer Dena Lague
Performer Katy Lowenhoff
Performer Katrina Lyndon
Performer Kate Lyons
Performer Andrew Monaghan
Performer Leon Moran
Performer Danny Reubens

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