Sleeping Beauty at Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells Theatre presents Matthew Bourne’s brand new production of Sleeping Beauty; premiering in London from 4th December.

Sleeping Beauty is the classic fairy tale about a young girl cursed to sleep for 100 years, re-worked into a legendary ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

This timeless fairy tale was turned into a legendary ballet in 1890. We meet our heroine, Aurora, at her Christening, when fairies and vampires fed the gothic imagination, before the story moves forward a century to the modern day. Featuring designs by Olivier Award-winners Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) with sound design by Paul Groothuis, which will take the audience into the heart of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score in specially recorded surround sound.

Matthew Bourne’s haunting new production is a gothic romance; a supernatural love story that even the passage of time cannot hinder.

Sleeping Beauty runs from 4 Dec 2012 – 26 Jan 2013. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit

Venue details:
Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R