Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty London Reviews and Tickets

(23 Reviews)
Members say
Enchanting, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

Matthew Bourne's ballet reimages Charles Perrault's classic story.

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Member Reviews (23)

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74 Reviews | 6 Followers
Refreshing, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you love a twist on tradition

Don't see it if you prefer traditional pieces

53 Reviews | 3 Followers
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Great dancing

See it if you want to see a great dance show with a lot of fun and gothic styling

Don't see it if you want actors talking

50 Reviews | 3 Followers
Exquisite, Ambitious, Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You like a twist on an original

Don't see it if You want to see the original

37 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love dance and fairytales with a twist and brilliant dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like a full on dance show

26 Reviews | 1 Follower
Romantic, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you like new interpretations of classic ballets

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dance performances or shows when the plot is harder to follow

26 Reviews | 0 Followers
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like Bourne's other work; you want a fairy tale adaptation that retains its dark edge; you're a little tired of conventional ballet.

Don't see it if you don't like dance; you want something profound and cutting edge.

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You love dancing. Matthew Bourne is very clever and this is such a beautiful piece.

Don't see it if You don’t like dance!

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if like to see a classic ballet in a new frock, with heat staging, lots of entertaining and laughs

Don't see it if don't like Matthews other brilliant shows

Critic Reviews (4)

The Guardian (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"Strange as it sounds, you don’t really go to a Bourne show for the dancing...It’s about playing to the gods, rather than the nuances of inner lives."
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The London Evening Standard
December 8th, 2022

"The way Bourne forces pieces of plot together doesn’t feel gorgeously inevitable, and this show can’t offer the emotional wallop of his best work, despite the sumptuous and ingenious ride."
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The Stage (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"The dancing and the melodrama reach hysteria pitch. A real shame: Bourne and his company of excellent dancers can do better than this."
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The Times (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"Bourne’s robust choreography, while referencing the classics like mad, relies more on dramatic exposition than historic stylistic imperatives, and isn’t always pegged to the grandeur of Tchaikovsky’s music."
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