Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry
Image courtesy of Johan Persson.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry, Salford, 22–26 November 2022, from £17.00 - Book now

We’re thrilled that New Adventures and Matthew Bourne are returning to The Lowry this November with their dazzling reimagining of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty.

Stylish and supernatural, the production first premiered in 2012 at Sadlers Wells and was the fastest selling production in the company’s history. Now the show celebrates its 10-year anniversary and Sleeping Beauty reawakens for 2022.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry. Image courtesy of Johan Persson.

A firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, this award-winning ballet has garnered praise from international audiences and critics alike. A magical world of fairies and vampires awaits, as the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty receives a heady dose of Gothic glamour.

The timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty receives a heady dose of Gothic glamour.

Elaborate and super inventive, Bourne has incorporated a wonderfully vampiric element into the original tale. The story is built around the romance between Princess Aurora and the palace gamekeeper, Leo; when Princess Aurora pricks her finger and falls into a hundred years of sleep, her true love needs to find a way to be around in a century’s time when she wakes up. Cue the vampires and you’ve got a love story that even the passage of time cannot hinder.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Image courtesy of Johan Persson.

There is no finer storyteller than Matthew Bourne – his New Adventures company has produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

A fresh, dramatic and exhilarating take on the well-loved tale.

Featuring Tchaikovsky’s incredible score and Lez Brotherston’s glorious set and costume design combined with masterful storytelling and captivating choreography, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty offers a fresh, dramatic and exhilarating take on the well-loved tale.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at The Lowry, Salford

22–26 November 2022
From £17.00

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