Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Comes To Newcastle Theatre Royal
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 29 April 2023
Audience favourite New Adventures make a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal with the gothic romance Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty which takes to the stage for a stunning two week run.
The stellar cast includes several original cast members as well as a young generation of performers new to this beloved production.
Ashley Shaw returns to the iconic role of ‘Princess Aurora’ along with Katrina Lyndon making her debut in the role. Aurora’s devoted ‘Leo’ will be played by Andrew Monaghan, with Stephen Murray and Rory Macleod both making their debuts in the role.
The Dark Fairy, ‘Carabosse’ and her son, ‘Caradoc’ feature debuts from Paris Fitzpatrick, Jackson Fisch and Ben Brown whilst the vampiric Good Fairy, ‘Count Lilac’, will also be played by Paris Fitzpatrick along with Dominic North and Christopher Thomas, all making their debuts in this role.
Completing the cast are several original cast members: Sophia Hurdley, Daisy May Kemp and Danny Reubens, along with those making their debuts in “Sleeping Beauty”: Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Stephanie Billers, Isaac Peter Bowry, Kayla Collymore, Jade Copas, Cameron Flynn, Shoko Ito, Kurumi Kamayachi, James Lovell, Enrique Ngbokota and Bryony Wood.
This year, two New Adventures Emerging Artist Apprentices, Hannah Kremer, currently in her third year at Rambert, and Perreira Franque currently in his last year at Performers College, will both make their professional debuts in Sleeping Beauty.
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens in 2022, celebrating 10 years since its premiere at Sadler’s Wells, when it became the fastest-selling production in the company’s history.
Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.
Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?
With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.
Sleeping Beauty is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne working with his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists, Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes), Paule Constable (Lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound Design).
Photos: Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty plays Newcastle Theatre Royal Tuesday 18 – Saturday 29 April 2023. Tickets are priced from £20.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.