The Sleeping Beauty

London Coliseum
06 - 16 Jun
Three hours including two intervals
Fall under the spell of Kenneth MacMillan’s fairy tale classic.

The malevolent Fairy Carabosse curses Princess Aurora to 100 years’ slumber, by a single prick of her finger on her 16th birthday. Doomed by fate, only a Prince’s sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty.

The bewitching and dark fairy-tale is brought to life in Kenneth MacMillan’s exquisite production; “a masterclass in classical style” (The Guardian), with “some of the most ravishing steps in the 19th century repertory”.

Visually stunning with Peter Farmer’s sumptuous set, and elaborate costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, this gorgeously classical production features Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

This revival coincides with the recent anniversary of MacMillan’s death, and follows the Company’s performances of MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth in the autumn/winter.

Beautiful dancing, sterling musicianship… a real treat
The Daily Telegraph
Ravishingly grand
Financial Times
Main image: Joseph Caley and Jurgita Dronina © Jason Bell. Art Direction and Design Charlotte Wilkinson Studio.

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MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST

See casting for all dates

Alina Cojocaru

Princess Aurora

Joseph Caley

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

CREATIVE TEAM

Kenneth MacMillan

Choreography (after Marius Petipa)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Peter Farmer

Set Design

Nicholas Georgiadis

Costume Design
ENB-Sleeping-Beauty-by-Jason-Bell-VHR_website

Reviews


“Beautiful dancing, sterling musicianship… a real treat”
“A stunning production of the world’s greatest ballet”
“Ravishingly grand”

Discounts

Valid on performances at the London Coliseum. Only one discount per ticket. Subject to availability. Available on all performances and all price bands unless stated otherwise.

Multibuy discounts
Book for The Sleeping BeautyNutcracker, Swan Lake and Manon at the London Coliseum:

Book for two different productions at the same time and save 15%. Book for three different productions at the same time and save 20%.

Children
Up to two children (aged 5-16) can attend half price with every full paying adult. Children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium.

Groups: 10+
Save 30% per ticket.
Valid Monday – Friday matinee performances (i.e. excludes Friday evening – Sunday performances). To book, call Box Office.

Students / Senior Citizens / Westminster Rescard / Registered Unemployed
£5 off each ticket.

Under 30’s
Two-for-one on top-price tickets (normally £79 per ticket).

Schools matinees
Thu 7 Jun 2.00pm
Thu 14 Jun 2.00pm
£8 per pupil + 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students.
Available on selected areas only. For all other performances, the Groups rate and conditions apply.

Wheelchair Rate
£19/£9.50

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Meet the principal cast

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London Coliseum, Wed 6 June 2018, 7.30pm

Alina Cojocaru

Princess Aurora

Joseph Caley

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Thu 7 June 2018, 2pm

Erina Takahashi

Princess Aurora

Aitor Arrieta

Prince Désiré

Orlando Jopling

Guest Conductor

London Coliseum, Thu 7 June 2018, 7.30pm

Maria Alexandrova

Princess Aurora

Aaron Robison

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Fri 8 June 2018, 7.30pm

Alina Cojocaru

Princess Aurora

Joseph Caley

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Sat 9 June 2018, 2.30pm

Jurgita Dronina

Princess Aurora

Isaac Hernández

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Sat 9 June 2018, 7.30pm

Erina Takahashi

Princess Aurora

Aitor Arrieta

Prince Désiré

Orlando Jopling

Guest Conductor

London Coliseum, Tue 12 June 2018, 7.30pm

Maria Alexandrova

Princess Aurora

Aaron Robison

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Wed 13 June 2018, 7.30pm

Erina Takahashi

Princess Aurora

Aitor Arrieta

Prince Désiré

Stefan Bone

Guest Conductor

London Coliseum, Thu 14 June 2018, 2pm

Alina Cojocaru

Princess Aurora

Joseph Caley

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Thu 14 June 2018, 7.30pm

Jurgita Dronina

Princess Aurora

Isaac Hernández

Prince Désiré

Daniel Klein

Guest Conductor

London Coliseum, Fri 15 June 2018, 7.30pm

Maria Alexandrova

Princess Aurora

Aaron Robison

Prince Désiré

Gavin Sutherland

Conductor

London Coliseum, Sat 16 June 2018, 2.30pm

Shiori Kase

Princess Aurora

Cesar Corrales

Prince Désiré

Stefan Bone

Guest Conductor

London Coliseum, Sat 16 June 2018, 7.30pm

Jurgita Dronina

Princess Aurora

Isaac Hernández

Prince Désiré

Daniel Klein

Guest Conductor

The Sleeping Beauty