This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

Marius Petipa
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography
Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Original designs
Oliver Messel
Additional designs
Peter Farmer
Lighting designer
Mark Jonathan
Simon Hewett

Approximate running time: about 3 hours

Performance / Showing Times
Thursday 16/01/2020
Gwyn Hall Auditorium

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