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University of Kent,
CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF THE ROYAL BALLET’S LANDMARK PRODUCTION AND ENTER AN ENCHANTED WORLD OF PRINCESSES, FAIRY GODMOTHERS AND MAGICAL SPELLS.
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music
and talented dancers.
First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage
as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.
The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006. The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 3 HOURS,
INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS
CHOREOGRAPHY MARIUS PETIPA
PRODUCTION MONICA MASON AND
MUSIC PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY
CONDUCTOR KOEN KESSELS
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By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.
By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.
By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibus 08702 433 711 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent
Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.
: 2 miles from Canterbury West station