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a new musical based on Sleeping Beauty
book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris
original concept by Katrina Lindsay and Rufus Norris

Booking and details

This production played from 26 November 2022 – 14 January 2023 in the Olivier Theatre.

Our colourful and big-hearted new musical returned for a second Christmas in 2022.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless.

When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse.

Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.

Rufus Norris directs this vividly original retelling of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairy tale with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder, designs by Katrina Lindsay and choreography by Jade Hackett.



‘There is so much originality, quirkiness and creative magic here that it puts us under its spell’



‘Spectacular storytelling’




‘It’s a delight’


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