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Synopsis

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty reawakens in 2023, celebrating 10 years since its premiere at Sadlers Wells, when it became the fastest selling production in the company’s history.

Now established as a firm favourite in the New Adventures repertoire, the award-winning Sleeping Beauty has enchanted international audiences throughout the UK and across the globe.

Enter a wondrous world of magical fairies and vampires, where the timeless tale of good vs evil is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder. Will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?

With an unforgettable score, sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling, the beloved fairy tale is brought to life by the uniquely talented New Adventures company. Get ready to be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day in this dazzling gothic romance.


‘ABSOLUTE PERFECTION’
The Spectator

*****
‘EXTRAORDINARY. DAZZLING. MASTERFUL’
Sunday Express

*****
‘THRILLS FROM START TO FINISH. UTTERLY BRILLIANT’
Sunday Mirror

‘PHENOMENAL ENTERTAINMENT’
LA Times

****
‘UNFORGETTABLE. AN EYE-POPPING DELIGHT’
Observer

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 5+

Warnings:

Contains strobe lighting and haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Thu 2pm £26.50 to £44.50
Tue-Sat 7.30pm £29.50 to £54.50
Sat 2pm £29.50 to £54.50
Discounts

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat evening performances.

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off on Tue 14 March.
Young Person Under 18 £10 off each ticket. Excludes lowest 2 price tickets.
Groups (10+) £5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased. Not available on lowest 2 price tickets. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off.

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Accessible Performances

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Previous production image. Ashley Shaw (Aurora) reaches for a floating rose in front of a full moon.

Previous production image. Ashley Shaw (Aurora) reaches for a floating rose in front of a full moon.

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Previous production image.  Ashley Shaw (Aurora) sat on a bed, and Adam Maskell (Caradoc) reaching for her hand.

Previous production image. Ashley Shaw (Aurora) sat on a bed, and Adam Maskell (Caradoc) reaching for her hand.

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Previous production image. Dominic North (Leo) carries Ashley Shaw (Aurora) on his shoulders.

Previous production image. Dominic North (Leo) carries Ashley Shaw (Aurora) on his shoulders.

Johan Persson

Previous production image. Tom Clark (Carabosse), dressed in red with wings with two winged men knelt either side.

Previous production image. Tom Clark (Carabosse), dressed in red with wings with two winged men knelt either side.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Mayflower Theatre

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely pot of tea and delicious traditional treats in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? 

Afternoon Tea can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

VIP Experience

VIP Experiences at Mayflower Theatre

Make it an extra special visit with a VIP experience!

VIP Experiences include Prosecco, sweet treats and
interval ice-cream.

Book your VIP Experience now by calling the Box Office on
02380 711811.

Post Show Q&A

Tuesday 14 March

Opening night will include a post show Q&A.

Touch Tour

Touch Tours offer a hands-on tour of the set, props, costumes, characters and the visual style of the show, especially for visitors with visual impairments.

Touch Tours are free to all access members and companions and can be booked by phoning our Box Office on 02380 711811.

Hotels

Hotels near Mayflower Theatre

Why not stay at a local hotel and add that extra sparkle to your evening? All hotel bookings include:

  1. A stay at one of Southampton's top hotels.
  2. Breakfast at your chosen hotel.
  3. A return taxi journey to/from the hotel to Mayflower Theatre.

Book your Hotel now by calling the Box Office on 02380 711811.