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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Empire

Music : Tchaikovsky Choreographer : Matthew Bourne Reviewer :- Stephanie Rowe [rating:5] Sleeping Beauty a famous classical Ballet by Tchaikosky is turned on its head by Matthew Bourne as Gothica meets Twilight meets Sleeping Beauty. Bourne once again fails to disappoint his ever growing band of followers with this energetic dramatic dark fantasy version of this classic. Sleeping Beauty completes ...

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Vienna Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty – York Grand Opera House

Artistic Director: Peter Mallek Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa and Emily Hufton Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 3] The classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is told in the form of a ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. As the people of the Fairy Kingdom celebrate the birth of Princess Aurora, wicked fairy Carabosse enters the party and casts ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Curve, Leicester

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:5] Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of Sleeping Beauty adds a gothic twist to a ballet classic. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty tells the story of King Florestan and his Queen who cannot have a child. They seek out dark fairy Carabosse to help them, who gifts them with Aurora. But ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Michael Harrison Original Music &Lyrics: Olly Ashmore Director &Choreographer: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Psychedelic swords and sparkly fairy wands – and that’s just in the audience. Yes! Panto time has come round again. Cardiff’s New Theatre is renowned for the high standard of its pantomimes, and this year’s production, Sleeping Beauty, pulls out all the stops. The ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Iain Lauchlan Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] From the moment you enter the Belgrade auditorium, you know you are in for a treat. Designer Mark Walters has delivered a delight of a set, brightly coloured, with pillars and pagodas, and all built by the Belgrade’s own Production Services team. While you are taking in the joy of ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Connaught Theatre, Worthing.

Director: David Samuel Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3.5] Go to see a pantomime at The Connaught and you can be assured that, whatever else, you will get the full works from ‘Look behind you’ to ‘Oh Yes she did’ and from The Wicked Fairy’s lair to the Transformation scene. And this year’s offering of Sleeping Beauty, from Paul Holman Associates, was ...

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Sleeping Beauty – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Rob Salmon Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   Over the top acting, outrageous costumes and overblown story lines – there’s only one time of year when that becomes normal and that’s panto time. As the New Wolsey Theatre launches their 12th Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, it would be easy to think the genre ...

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NEWS: Colchester Mercury Launches 2013 Programme

While many theatres are currently announcing their spring seasons, Colchester Mercury Theatre has gone one step further, today announcing programming for the entire of 2013. In his inaugural year at the Essex Theatre, new Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd has launched what the venue is promoting as its ‘Made In Colchester’ season. For Buckroyd it’s a natural extension of the theatre’s ...

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