Matthew Bourne

Sleeping Beauty

In Cinemas 21, 22 & 25 Oct 2023
Ashley Shaw (Princess Aurora), Andrew Monaghan (Leo), Paris Fitzpatrick (Count Lilac), Ben Brown (Carabosse/Caradoc), Danny Reubens (King Benedict), Stephanie Billers (Queen Eleanor), Daisy May Kemp (Miss Maddox)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Matthew Bourne
Lez Brotherston
1h45, without interval
Captured live from Sadler’s Wells, London Jan 2023
  • Extravagant, enjoyable drama with a capital D.
    Lyndsey Winship, THE GUARDIAN
    Ingenious. Danced with vigour and careful detail, the entire show delights the mind and the heart. It really is a treat.
    Sarah Crompton, THE OBSERVER
    Ballet with bite! Bourne is a great storyteller, his choreography is witty and inventive. Ashley Shaw is a winsome Aurora: charming, rebellious, lighter than air. I’d go back and see this every night between now and Christmas.
    Mark Pullinger, BACHTRACK
    A joyous performance with the ‘wow’ factor. Instantly transporting from the minute the lights go down
    Deborah Weiss, GRAMILIANO

Ballet in four acts (2012)

Special Presentation! Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, director and choreographer Matthew Bourne's award-winning production 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 (Ashley Shaw) ever find her true love again?

With an unforgettable score, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Patrons please note: For this production, we're delighted to welcome some additional screening locations ~ Hayden Orpheum (Cremorne NSW), Empire Cinema (Bowral NSW), Mt Vic Flicks (Blue Mountains NSW), Regent Cinemas (Ballarat VIC), Home Of The Arts (Gold Coast QLD) and Windsor Cinema (Nedlands WA). Advance tickets for all locations available by clicking on the respective sessions times above.

Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is an iconic, ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist. Since 1987 New Adventures has changed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works that have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words.