Sleeping Beauty released in cinemas to mark the 10th anniversary of the award-winning production

19 April 2023

Marking the 10th anniversary of Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance, Trafalgar Releasing is delighted to announce that a brand-new filmed recording of Sleeping Beauty is being released in cinemas across the UK on Wednesday 28thJune and Sunday 2nd July 2023. International screenings will follow in the autumn.


Absolute perfection!

The Spectator

Extraordinary. Dazzling. Masterful.

Sunday Express

Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, Sleeping Beauty is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne working with his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists; Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes), Paule Constable (Lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound Design).

Released by Trafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution, and produced by Illuminations, the production was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London, in January 2023 and is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon. This is the ninth cinema release for New Adventures and follows festive treat Nutcracker! which was screened in cinemas for the first time in 2022.

With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. The filmed production features a stellar ensemble cast with Ashley Shaw as Aurora, Andrew Monaghan as Leo, Paris Fitzpatrick as Count Lilac and Ben Brown as Carabosse/Caradoc.

Matthew Bourne said:

"I am thrilled that New Adventures’ much-loved production of Sleeping Beauty will be screened in cinemas this summer. Cinema plays a vital role in ensuring we can take our shows to many more places, both across the UK and around the world, than it is possible for us to reach with our live performances. Creating Sleeping Beauty was the fulfilment of a long-held ambition to complete the trilogy of Tchaikovsky ballets and this production remains one of the company’s greatest achievements. It’s wonderful that it can now be enjoyed on the big screen too."


Thrills from start to finish. Utterly brilliant.

Sunday Mirror

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