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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

26 November-14 January
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins incl. interval


Our colourful and big-hearted new musical returns for Christmas.

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.

Recommended for ages 8+

The reopening of the Olivier theatre is generously supported by Areté Foundation / Betsy and Ed Cohen.

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund

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The development of new music theatre is supported by the Genesis Foundation through the Genesis Music Theatre Programme

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Hex ticket prices

Monday - Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20

Previews 26 & 29 November:
£67, £47,  £38, £30, £25, £20

Previews 30 November - 5 December:
£69, £49, £40, £30, £25, £20

Production team

Photography (Kat Ronney) by Julia Fullerton-Batten. CGI title by Real Life Living Things.  Art direction and design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.

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