Interview: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday 23 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

Matthew Bourne explains how he’s turned Sleeping Beauty from, what he considers, quite an uninteresting and uneventful story into a dramatic and dynamic tale.

“In Bourne’s hands, Sleeping Beauty will become a gothic fairytale for the 21st century, where the Princess will wake up in 2011 — and not fall in love at first sight. “She’s a free spirit, a wild child.” In fact, Princess Aurora’s romantic interest is not a prince but the royal gamekeeper.”

Read the full article, Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, 23 October 2012

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