Overture Performed by the Tutti Camarata Orchestra 8.
While we are taking Don Quixote and Giselle to other towns and cities they are not as popular as people want to return again and again to The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty
Getting the balance right can't be easy but the production team behind Sleeping Beauty
have come up with a near perfect formula and have served up a Christmas treat which is easy on the eye with some fabulous sets and costumes, and stellar performances from a talented cast.
But in the world of dance this production of The Sleeping Beauty
by Peter Wright for Birmingham Royal Ballet with sublime designs by Philip Prowse is a dream which has stayed foremost in my memory since the day I first reviewed it over twenty years ago.
Oh and a vampire giving Sleeping Beauty
a good shake to get her out of her coma, there was no one to shake me out of mine.
Set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent music, The Sleeping Beauty
on Ice tells the timeless fairytale love story through mind-blowing high-speed leaps and throws, graceful ice dancing, acrobatics and aerial gymnastics, stilt skating and visual effects.
completes Matthew's Tchaikovsky trio which has seen him enjoy international success with Nutcracker
runs until Saturday January 5 and includes matinee and evening performances.
Playing the wicked witch, Carabosse, in Darlington Civic Theatre's pantomime, Sleeping Beauty
, Linda looks forward to listening from her dressing room.
will be produced by David Lee who promises it will jam-packed with laughs, action, drama, surprises, music and plenty of audience participation.
Which is a shame, as a fairytale such as Sleeping Beauty
shouldn't be portrayed in a way children find confusing.
The Irish beauty will star as the Good Queen Kardashian in The Cheerios Panto Sleeping Beauty
at The Tivoli Theatre alongside her Celebrity Salon pal Alan Hughes from December 14.