After sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK.
Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.
Based on the fairy-tale by Charles Perrault, the Sleeping Beauty tells of the Princess Aurora, cursed at her christening by the evil Carabosse to prick her finger one day on a spindle and die. Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for a hundred years. Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.
A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.
Russian National Ballet
The Russian National Ballet was the first independent company founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s and today is its own institution with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.
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Spa Pavilion Theatre
- Undercliff Road West
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Russian National Ballet - Sleeping Beauty image © German Levitsky