Sleeping Beauty to be 're-awakened' for major international tour

6 March 2015

Opening on 17th October 2015 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Major International Tour includes 8 week London season at Sadler's Wells before visiting Italy, South Korea, Japan, China and Singapore. 

New Adventures are delighted to announce the first revival of Matthew Bourne’s triumphant staging of Tchaikovsky’s SLEEPING BEAUTY.

Matthew Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.

The extensive national tour opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December.) Full casting will be announced in May.
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SLEEPING BEAUTY will also Premiere in Italy, South Korea, Japan China and Singapore in 2016. Further dates to be announced shortly.

Matthew Bourne’s SLEEPING BEAUTY premiered in 2012, and was the fastest selling production in the company’s history. SLEEPING BEAUTY was created for New Adventures 25th birthday celebrations and completed Matthew Bourne’s trio of re-imagined Tchaikovsky ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake. This dazzling production has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and at Sadler’s Wells.  Its USA premiere in 2013 prompted Joan Acolella of The New Yorker to hail Bourne as “the most popular choreographer of theatrical dance in the Western world” and The New York Times said: “This is Bourne at his best – a masterful storyteller.”  The production also won three Los Angeles Drama Critic Awards and the Ovation Award for “Best Production”.

Matthew Bourne said today: “The unprecedented success of New Adventures Sleeping Beauty took us all by surprise in 2012 becoming our most popular production, uniformly selling out on its first UK tour and reaching 98% box office for its eight week season at Sadler’s Wells before it had even opened! For me, it is one of New Adventures finest achievements and the piece of which I am personally most proud.  It also celebrates 20 years of working with my brilliant colleague, Lez Brotherston, who was rightly nominated for an Olivier Award for his glorious work on this production.  I’m delighted that New Adventures will be waking up the Princess Aurora after only three years – 100 years seemed just too long to wait!”


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