Summary: A king forgetting to show his gratitude leads to devastating consequences for his kingdom, especially for his beloved daughter. An adventure involving vampiric fairies, deadly roses and, of course, true love's kiss.

Premiere: 5 November 2012, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tours Edit

Sleeping Beauty UK & International Tour 2015-2016 (current tour)

Sleeping Beauty UK & International Tour 2012-2013

Creatives Edit

Matthew Bourne - Director, Choreographer and New Scenario

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Composer

Lez Brotherston - Set and Costume Designer

Paul Groothuis - Sound Designer

Etta Murfitt - Associate Director

Neil Westmoreland - Joint Resident Director (2012-2013), Resident Director (2015-2016)

Filmed Productions Edit

Two performances of the original cast of Sleeping Beauty were filmed in the Bristol Hippodrome, on Thursday the 9th (Evening performance) and Friday the 10th of May 2013. Almost the whole cast took part in the filming, which meant 23 dancers performed instead of the usual 17, with many tracks being shared.

It was broadcast on BBC 2 on the 25th of December 2013 and later released on DVD.

DVD Cast Edit

Aurora Hannah Vassallo
Leo Dominic North
Count Lilac Christopher Marney
Carabosse/Caradoc Adam Maskell
King Benedict

Edwin Ray (Acts 1, 2 & 3)

Chris Trenfield (Act 4)

Queen Eleanor Kerry Biggin
Ardor Mari Kamata
Hibernia Katy Lowenhoff (Acts 1, 3, & 4pt)

Kate Lyons (Acts 2 & 4pt)

Autumnus Joe Walkling
Feral Sophia Hurdley (Acts 1, 3 & 4pt)

Ashley Shaw (Acts 2 & 4pt)

Tantrum Liam Mower (Acts 1, 3 & 4pt)

Tom Jackson Greaves (Act 2 & 4pt)

Lord Rupert Daniel Collins
Viscount Aubrey Danny Reubens
Miss Maddox Daisy May Kemp
Flossie Nicole Kabera (Acts 1, 3pt & 4)

Pia Driver (Act 2 & 3pt)

Archie Leon Moran
Bertie Luke Murphy (Acts 1 & 2)

Phil Jack Gardner (Acts 3 & 4)

Links Edit

New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty