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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty Watch Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty on BBC2 25 Dec - 25 Dec BBC2 and BBC iPlayer

Christmas Day, BBC2, 17.55

Matthew Bourne’s haunting version of the Sleeping Beauty is on TV, on Christmas Day. Perrault’s traditional fairy tale of good vs evil and rebirth is turned into a gothic tale of a supernatural love story, a tale of vampires, fairies and decadent gothic opulence.

‘Britain’s most popular dance showman works again with three of his regular collaborators, and New Adventures Associate Artists; The Tony and Olivier award winning designers, Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) and Sound Designer, Paul Groothuis who created the acclaimed surround-sound for last years hit production of Cinderella.’

Words from the New Advertures website


Find more about the production in the links below:

BBC Two – Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures website
Impressions by Henning Rübsam at The Dance Entusiast


Photo by Mikah Smillie.




Adam Maskell and Hannah Vassallo in Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty.
Photo by Simon Annand.