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Belfast Grand Opera House
Birmingham Hippodrome
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sadler's Wells, London
Sunderland Empire
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

By show


Ashton Double bill
Company Class
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Free pre-performance talks
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Triple bill
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
The Taming of the Shrew
Variations Triple bill (Birmingham)
Variations Triple bill (tour)

The Sleeping Beauty story guide



PROLOGUE  |  ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III


click here for a child friendly story guide.
(you will need Adobe Acrobat to view the printable story guide. If you do not have this installed please click here)

The Vision
A hundred years later a young prince is hunting in the forest. He sends his courtiers to follow the hunt while he remains alone and dreams of finding his true love. The Lilac Fairy appears and shows him a vision of the sleeping beauty. She commands this vision to dance with the Prince. When the vision disappears the Prince begs the Lilac Fairy to lead him to the sleeping beauty. The Lilac Fairy guides the Prince to the tangled wood where Aurora sleeps. He enters the palace, finds Aurora and wakes her with a kiss.

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