Category Archives: Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 17 October 2013

It takes two Sometimes partnerships just work. There was Jenna Roberts wobbling a little on her own as Princess Aurora in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty when on glides her Prince Iain Mackay in Act II and suddenly the … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Fairy Tale – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 23 April 2013

A fine romance In the grand tradition of Matthew Bourne shows Sleeping Beauty is an entertaining affair. As always, it’s wonderful to look at; Lez Brotherston’s fangtastic Gothic staging doesn’t spare the dry ice, nor stint on the size of … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 9 Januray 2013

The times they are a changing For Kenneth MacMillan The Sleeping Beauty was the cornerstone of any classical ballet company’s repertoire. This revival of the version he created for American Ballet Theater in 1987 serves as something of a yardstick … Continue reading

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La Fille mal gardee/The Sleeping Beauty – The Russian State Ballet of Siberia: New Wimbledon Theatre, 30 & 31 January 2012

Feeling hot, hot, hot The Russian State Ballet of Siberia put on a couple of impressive displays at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The opening night pastoral delights of La Fille mal gardée may not seem the obvious repertoire for a … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty – Vienna Festival Ballet: Chequer Mead, 3 November 2010

PUBLISHED 11 NOV 2010 : EAST GRINSTEAD COURIER & OBSERVER Beauty awoken by ballet troupe On November 3rd  Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, played host to the inexhaustible Vienna Festival Ballet for the first of two performances of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. The story … Continue reading

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