The Sleeping Beauty, The Maltings Theatre, Berwick, Wednesday, May 16, 7.30pm. Stalls £14, conc £12, circle £16, box seat £19. Box office 01289 330999.
HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED European Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty – a classic and enchanting show in three acts.
Under the direction of Stanislav Tchassov, former principal dancer of The Bolshoi Ballet, this exciting and dynamic company of international first-class performers has endeared itself to audiences and critics alike for its commitment to excellent artistic standards and for the dedication and energy of its talented dancers.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, enhanced by more than 45 beautiful, handcrafted costumes, the ballet is ideal for audiences of all ages.
Highly respected, award-winning dancers from countries such as Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain and the UK will perform in this magical production, including premier Russian male principal dancer Oleg Kozhanov from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Bulgarian ballerina Polina Petkova, who is an international competition winner.
Based on Charles Perrault’s fairy story, the ballet is about a beautiful princess bound by a wicked fairy’s spell to sleep for a hundred years. She can only be woken by the kiss of a handsome prince.
The ballet is full of wonderful treasures, such as the Lilac Fairy, the Rose Adagio, the Bluebird and a cast of fairy-tale characters gathered for the sparkling final wedding celebration.
Colourful sets, lavish costumes and a magnificent score of Tchaikovsky make this beautiful ballet a favourite for all ages.
Early booking is recommended.