Full Tour and Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne’s 10th Anniversary Production SLEEPING BEAUTY

New Adventures has announced full tour dates and the cast of the 10th anniversary production of Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance, “SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

Last seen in the UK and on international stages in New York, Charlotte, Washington, Des Moines, Cleveland and LA in the US, Seoul in South Korea, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing in China and Tokyo in Japan , the 2022/23 tour of ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’ will visit 16 venues across all regions of England and the UK, making it the most extensive and large-scale tour of any dance company in the UK .

The tour opens at the Theater Royal Plymouth on Saturday November 12, 2022 and runs until November 19 before visiting The Lowry, Salford from November 22 to November 26, before a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Tuesday November 29 to Sunday November 15. January 2023. This year marks New Adventures’ 20th consecutive Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells.

The 2023 tour then continues to: Milton Keynes Theater (January 17-21), Theater Royal, Nottingham (January 24-28), Wales Millennium Center (January 31 – February 4), Birmingham Hippodrome (February 7-11), New Victoria Theatre, Woking (14-18 February), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (21-25 February), Bristol Hippodrome (28 February – 4 March), Liverpool Empire (7-11 March), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (14-18 March), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (21-25 March), Norwich Theater Royal (4-8 April), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (11-15 April) and Newcastle Theater Royal (18-29 April).

The stellar cast includes several original actors as well as a young generation of performers new to this beloved production.

Ashley Shaw returns in the iconic role of “Princess Aurora” with Katrina Lyndon making her debut in the role. Aurora’s devoted “Leo” will be played by Andrew Monaghan, with Stephen Murray and Rory Macleod both making their debuts in the role.

The Dark Fairy, ‘Carabosse’ and her son, ‘Caradoc’ debut with Paris Fitzpatrick, Jackson Fisch and Ben Brown while the vampiric Good Fairy, ‘Count Lilac’, will also be played by Paris Fitzpatrick with Dominic North and Christopher Thomas , all making their debuts in this role.

The cast includes several original cast members: Sophia Hurdley, Daisy May Kemp and Danny Reubens, as well as those making their Sleeping Beauty debut: Benjamin Barlow Bazeley, Stephanie Billers, Isaac Peter Bowry, Kayla Collymore, Jade Copas, Cameron Flynn, Shoko Ito, Kurumi Kamayachi, James Lovell, Enrique Ngbokota and Bryony Wood.

This year, two New Adventures Emerging Artist Apprentices, Hannah Kremer, currently in her third year at Rambert, and Perreira Franque, currently in her final year at Performers College, will both make their professional debuts in “SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

Hannah Kremer first performed with New Adventures as part of the local cast of Matthew Bourne’s ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ at Sadler’s Wells in August 2019. Since then she has attended Swan School and several other residencies in as part of their talent development program. Perreira Franque’s first involvement with New Adventures was on a mock audition day. He then attended Swan School in 2021.

Hannah and Perreira are following in the footsteps of the first emerging artist apprentice, Enrique Ngbokota, whose apprenticeship is now over but continues to be part of the New Adventures family with their role in “SLEEPING BEAUTY”. Enrique made his professional debut last year in “The Nutcracker!” by Matthew Bourne! as ‘Cupid’, having first worked with New Adventures in ‘LORD OF THE FLIES’. They were also part of the local cast of “ROMEO AND JULIET”.

New Adventures is also thrilled to announce its first Schools Tour which will accompany the national tour of “SLEEPING BEAUTY”. Expanding our popular school curriculum to make a national impact, New Adventures will deliver workshops to dozens of schools in local communities at our partner sites that will broaden students’ horizons to the world of dance as young people. spectators, but will also support their physical and emotional well-being through participation in dynamic movement workshops with New Adventures’ world-class dance artists. The New Adventures Schools program is the cornerstone of the work of our schools and communities, Take Part, and is currently made possible through the support of Arts Council England.

Tour dates

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022

THEATER ROYAL PLYMOUTH www.theatreroyal.com

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TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER

THE LOWRY, SALFORD www.thelowry.com

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TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2023

SADLER’S WELLS www.sadlerswells.com

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TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

MILTON KEYNES THEATER – www.atgtickets.com/shows/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty/milton-keynes-theatre/

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TUESDAY 24 JANUARY – SATURDAY 29 JANUARY

THEATER ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM – https://trch.co.uk

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TUESDAY 31 JANUARY – SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTER – https://www.wmc.org.uk

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TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

BIRMINGHAM RACECOURSE – https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com

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TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY

NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING – www.atgtickets.com/shows/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty/new-victoria-theatre/

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TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD – www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

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TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 4 MARCH

BRISTOL RACECOURSE – www.atgtickets.com/shows/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty/bristol-hippodrome

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TUESDAY MARCH 7 – SATURDAY MARCH 11

LIVERPOOL EMPIRE – www.atgtickets.com/shows/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty/liverpool-empire

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TUESDAY MARCH 14 – SATURDAY MARCH 18

MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON – www.mayflower.org.uk

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TUESDAY MARCH 21 – SATURDAY MARCH 25

MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY – www.marlowetheatre.com

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TUESDAY APRIL 4 – SATURDAY APRIL 8

NORWICH THEATER ROYAL – https://norwichtheatre.org

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TUESDAY 11 APRIL – SATURDAY 15 APRIL

FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH – www.capitaltheatres.com

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TUESDAY 18 APRIL – SATURDAY 29 APRIL

NEWCASTLE THEATER ROYAL – www.theatreroyal.co.uk

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