31 January - 3 February 2018
The curse of a wicked fairy, one touch of a spindle, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. The Sleeping Beauty is transformed into one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa. Enter the opulent world of Imperial Russian ballet, with its marvellous mixture of virtuoso dance, fairy tale characters and dazzling spectacle that have delighted audiences for over a hundred years. Accompanied by the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia, The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting evening for all the family.
"Matchless" The Sunday Telegraph
"The grandest ballet in the repertory... Birmingham Royal Ballet's production remains the most magical I have seen" The Guardian
"If you've never been to the ballet before, this is a great introduction" Manchester Evening News
"Has no equal in the ballet world today" The Stage
"Every once in a while a director/producer finds the knife-edge balance between down-to-earth entertainment and art. If there ever was a perfect example of this rare phenomenon, it is Birmingham Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty" The Daily Express
"Spectacular" ★★★★ The Times