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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

Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins (approximately)

Past performances

Theatre Dates

Woking, New Victoria Theatre

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Nottingham, Theatre Royal

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Leeds, Grand Theatre

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This is listing of past performance of this production, here for archive purposes only.