Sleeping Beauty available to watch on BBC iPlayer
A brand-new filmed recording of Sleeping Beauty aired on BBC2 on Christmas Day 2023 and is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for 12 months here.
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakened in 2022, celebrating 10 years since its premiere at Sadler's Wells, when it became the fastest selling production in the company’s history.
Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.
A wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?
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. Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty transports audiences in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.
The production won three Los Angeles Drama Critic Awards and the Ovation Award for Best Production.
The History of the Show
World Premiere: 5 November 2012 at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Following the premiere was an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells, before touring much of the UK and visiting Russia, Italy and the USA throughout 2013. It was the fastest selling production in the company's history.
The 2015 Revival opened on 17 October 2015 at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells before visiting Italy, South Korea, Japan, China and Singapore throughout 2016.
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Awards & Reviews
LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS AWARDS 2014 for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at the Ahmanson Theatre
Matthew Bourne winner of the LADC Choreography award
Lez Brotherston winner of the LADC Costume Design award
Paule Constable winner of the LADC Set Design award
Lez Brotherston nominated for the LADC Set Design award
OVATION AWARDS 2014
Winner of Best Production
THE STAGE AWARDS 2017
Winner of The Stage International Award