Bourne's 10th anniversary Sleeping Beauty

Published: 8 September 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Sleeping Beauty poster Credit: Courtesy of New Adventures

New Adventures has announced the full tour dates and casting for the 10th anniversary production of Matthew Bourne's gothic romance, Sleeping Beauty.

The tour will open at Theatre Royal Plymouth 12–19 November 2022 before visiting The Lowry, Salford 22–26 November, ahead of a seven-week run at Sadler’s Wells, London from 29 November to 15 January 2023, marking New Adventures’ 20th consecutive Christmas Season at the venue.

The 2023 tour then continues to: Milton Keynes Theatre (17–21January), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (24–28 January), Wales Millennium Centre (31 January–4 February), Birmingham Hippodrome (7–11 February), New Victoria Theatre, Woking (14–18 February), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (21–25 February), Bristol Hippodrome (28 February–4 March), Liverpool Empire (7–11 March), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (14–18 March), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (21–25 March), Norwich Theatre Royal (4–8 April), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (11–15 April) and Newcastle Theatre Royal (18–29 April).

Ashley Shaw returns to the 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 make their professional debuts in this production.

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