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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer and Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It‘s the Brothers Grimm fairytale that enchanted so many childhoods, the Disney film rewound until the video tape wore thin, but Matthew Bourne audaciously reinvents the classical ballet of Sleeping Beauty for an audience all too familiar with its content. By immersing himself in all the versions ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. featuring Ashley Shaw

Music: Tchaikovsky Director &Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty completes his reworking of the trio of Tchaikovsky's well-loved ballets. After reinventing and making totally his own Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with his all-male corps de ballet of swans, which followed his updated version of Nutcracker!, Bourne finally returned to Sleeping Beauty in order to turn his creative ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Empire

Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: John Roberts   Completing his trilogy of Tchaikovsky’s big ballets, Matthew Bourne has once again brought his captivating sense of imagination and re-invented this classic ballet for The Vampire Diaries generation. Here, fairies, magic and mystery sit beautifully alongside the dark menace of the vampire and helps to firmly set Bourne’s gothic ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, A Gothic Romance – Milton Keynes Theatre

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. featuring Ashley Shaw

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director and choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Maggie Constable It is the time of year when Matthew Bourne’s company awakens us from our winter hibernation for his latest show at Milton Keynes Theatre. Always much anticipated, his company treats us this time to his fabulous (in both senses) new production of Sleeping Beauty, A Gothic Romance. No ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Abbie Rippon New Adventures are back with a bang with their 2015 revival of their gothic romance Sleeping Beauty. Audience members will be well aware of the classic tale of magical fairies, a beautiful young princess and her prince charming, but Bourne puts a darker, more sinister twist on the classic tale ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Director: Matthew Bourne Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Adapter: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Considered by many the most audience conscious of artists, credit must undoubtedly go to Matthew Bourne for his groundbreaking work, his originality of vision, and for the popularization of ballet among the masses. Indeed, the packed house at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal is a testament ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty –Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director, Choreographer and Adapter: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Joseph Leigh The name Matthew Bourne has been synonymous with exciting and unique ballet for many years, and audiences enter each performance space with a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation. From his eponymous Swan Lake to the more recent Tim Burton collaboration with Edward Scissorhands, Bourne has produced ...

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