Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Opera House, Belfast

There was a BIG bit of magic going on at the Grand Opera House last night. This was the first night in Belfast of Tchaikovsky's ballet  Sleeping Beauty, choreographed brilliantly by Matthew Bourne. The Grand Opera House perfectly suited this Gothic version of the classic fairytale about a young girl cursed to sleep for a hundred years. This version was sold out at the Sadler's wells theatre in London and it's great to see it out on tour. The ballet has been given a modern twist, the costumes were amazingly designed and full of colour, and the sets were simple but brilliantly effective. All this accompanied by Tchaichovsky's beautiful music made for an enthralling nights entertainment that just flew by.
If you have never considered going to see a ballet, you should try and catch this one while it is on tour, you won't be disappointed !

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