Sleeping Beauty


Rufus Norris

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty's curse as seen through the eyes of the fairy who curses her ...

Once upon a time there was a beautiful Princess who was loved by everyone

Well ... almost everyone

Cursed by a wicked fairy, she pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep

One hundred years later, a Prince wakes her with a kiss

But the Prince isn't as brave as he should be and his mother's a bit of an ogress ...

Based on Perrault's 17th-century classic, this Sleeping Beauty goes beyond the kiss into a perilous world of beastly shadows, nasty smells and a forest full of enchanted trouble

"Outstanding ... mixes the mythic and the macabre ... What makes the show so dazzling is Norris' ability to appeal to children and adults alike. Kids around me seemed entranced, as I was, by the unfolding narrative" ~ Guardian

"Weird and wonderful ... Rufus Norris' darkly and drolly imaginative version ... Both direct and sophisticated, primal and glintingly allusive, this Sleeping Beauty continues the Young Vic's proud tradition of mounting the best Yuletide show in London" ~ Indepedent

Large mixed cast or M6,F4 doubling

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