New Adventures have announced plans for the first revival of Matthew Bourne’s staging of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.
Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.
The extensive national tour opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17th October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from Tuesday 1st December 2015 to Saturday 24th January 2016 (press night on Wednesday 9th December 2015).
Full casting will be announced in May, check out tour dates below! Dates are also planned for Italy, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore in 2016.
Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty premiered in 2012, and was the fastest selling production in the company’s history. Sleeping Beauty was created for New Adventures 25th birthday celebrations and completed Bourne’s trio of re-imagined Tchaikovsky ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and, most famously, in 1995, with the international hit Swan Lake.
Matthew Bourne said today: “The unprecedented success of New Adventures Sleeping Beauty took us all by surprise in 2012 becoming our most popular production, uniformly selling out on its first UK tour and reaching 98% box office for its eight week season at Sadler’s Wells before it had even opened! For me, it is one of New Adventures finest achievements and the piece of which I am personally most proud.
"It also celebrates 20 years of working with my brilliant colleague, Lez Brotherston, who was rightly nominated for an Olivier Award for his glorious work on this production. I’m delighted that New Adventures will be waking up the Princess Aurora after only three years – 100 years seemed just too long to wait!”
Sleeping Beauty is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne working again with three of his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists; Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes), Paule Constable (Lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound Design).
Saturday 17 October – Saturday 24 October
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Wednesday 28 October – Sunday 1 November
Tuesday 17 November – Saturday 21 November
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tuesday 24 November – 28 November
The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 1 December 2015 – Saturday 24 January 2016
Tuesday 2 February – Saturday 6 February
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tuesday 16 February – Saturday 20 February
Tuesday 23 February – Saturday 27 February
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tuesday 1 March – Satruday 5 March
Tuesday 8 March – Saturday 12 March
Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 15 March – Saturday 19 March
The Mayflower, Southampton
Tuesday 19 April – Saturday 23 April
Nottingham Theatre Royal