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A Sleeping Beauty Tale

Northern Ballet presents A Sleeping Beauty Tale for the twenty-first century…


What hope is there when Beauty is sleeping?

Aurora's birth brings a fragile peace between two neighbouring planets. When the peace is shattered on her wedding day, the only man to truly love her must undertake a life-threatening quest to prevent beauty being lost forever.

Set to Tchaikovsky's famous music, David Nixon's modern day fairytale combines classical ballet with breathtaking sets, lighting, costumes and special effects from French designers Jérôme Kaplan and Olivier Oudiou.

Creative Team

  • Choreographed and Directed by David Nixon
  • Set and Costume Design by Jéerôme Kaplan
  • Lighting Design by Olivier Oudiou
  • Scenario created by David Nixon & Patricia Doyle
  • Music by Tchaikovsky
  • Arranged by John Longstaff
  • Christopher Hinton-Lewis as Adameter and David Webb as Rondar, in Northern Ballet’s A Sleeping Beauty Tale. Photo Merlin Hendy
  • Georgina May as Aurora and David Kierce as Korak; Back L-R – Michael Berkin as Erta, John Hull as Andor and Victoria Sibson as Seara, in Northern Ballet’s A Sleeping Beauty Tale. Photo Merlin Hendy

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Woking New Victoria Theatre
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Nottingham Theatre Royal
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Leeds Grand Theatre
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This table displays past performances of this production.

Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins (approximately)