New Adventures has announced dates and cast for Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells.
The New Adventures dance company run by Matthew Bourne has announced details of its new UK tour of gothic romance Sleeping Beauty.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty, the show will play Sadler’s Wells in London for a seven week season over Christmas 2023, from 29 November 2022 to 15 January 2023. This year marks New Adventures’ 20th consecutive Christmas Season at Sadler’s Wells.
Ashley Shaw returns to the central role of ‘Princess Aurora’ along with Katrina Lyndon making her debut in the role. ‘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’ will feature debuts from Paris Fitzpatrick, Jackson Fisch and Ben Brown, and 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.
Also, 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 both make their professional debuts in the ballet.
The tour promises to be the biggest large-scale dance tour of any UK dance company, visiting 16 venues across the UK, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 12 November 2022 to 19 November, before visiting The Lowry, Salford from 22 November to 26 November, then seven weeks during Christmas at Sadler’s Wells in London from 29 November to 15 January 2023.
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).
With an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty is directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne working with his regular collaborators and New Adventures Associate Artists, Lez Brotherston (Set and Costumes), Paule Constable (Lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound Design).
New Adventures has also announced its first Schools Tour that will accompany the national tour of Sleeping Beauty.
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