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Sleeping Beauty – Hull Truck Theatre

Telling Tales - cast members including Annabel Betts, centre in Sleeping Beauty

Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Mark Babych Composer/MD: James Frewer Set/Lighting Designer: Ciaran Bagnall Reviewer: Ron Simpson Hull Truck Theatre has certainly pulled out all the stops with Sleeping Beauty. From the party atmosphere in the foyers, the cast members roaming the audience before the start, to the colourful set designed and beautifully lit by Ciaran Bagnall, the audience is left ...

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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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Sleeping Beauty – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Choreographer: Sarah Walker Musical Director: George Francis Reviewer: Grace Galloway   The St Helens Theatre Royal is quickly becoming ‘the most established venue for Easter Pantomime in the North West’ according to the manager Chantelle Nolan, written in the show's programme notes. Nevertheless this engaging, fun-loving production of Sleeping Beauty definitely coincides with that ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Lyric, Belfast

Writer: Derek O’Connor Director &Choreographer: Deborah Maguire Composer &Lyricist: Conor Linehan Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue In his programme notes, writer Derek O’Connor recalls how he found himself “starting over from scratch” when writing a new version of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. While it can be a challenge to completely revise the fairy tale (we do, as O’Connor explains, ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: David Lloyd Jones Reviewer: Paul Downham   First of all The Grand should be congratulated by bucking the trend on being one of the few pantomimes this year not to feature Let it Go from the movie Frozen. A brief mention of the film in the script sufficed. Sleeping Beauty is a traditional pantomime with all ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Nicholas Pegg Music and Lyrics: Carol Sloman Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Carol Sloman Choreographer: Donna Berlin Reviewer: Michael Gray There is no end of fun in Hullabaloonia, the setting for this year's spectacular Sleeping Beauty. Nicholas Pegg's script sticks close to tradition, the jokes and routines are familiar friends, but it's all done with such style and energy ...

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