On her christening day Princess Aurora is cursed by the wicked fairy Carabosse: one day she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. But the kind Lilac Fairy tempers the curse so the Princess will instead fall asleep for 100 years.
With a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa, The Sleeping Beauty is considered one of the greatest ballets from Imperial Russia. This thrilling production is by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s former director Sir Peter Wright, creator of the Company's popular production of The Nutcracker.
Featuring sumptuous costumes, scenic grandeur and a romantic finale packed with every fairytale character imaginable, The Sleeping Beauty is as engaging now as when she first fell asleep, over a hundred years ago.
'Matchless.' The Sunday Telegraph
'If you've never been to the ballet before, this is a great introduction.' Manchester Evening News
'Has no equal in the ballet world today.' The Stage
'The grandest ballet in the repertory... Birmingham Royal Ballet's production remains the most magisterial I have seen.' The Guardian
Tickets: £19.00 - £41.00
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