GOOD triumphs over evil in this gorgeously glittering fairytale as the beautiful Princess Aurora danced by Sarah Lamb, Royal Ballet Principal, is awakened by the handsome Prince Désiré danced by Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae on the iconic Covent Garden stage. Combining all the charm and virtuosity that this much-loved classic ballet has to offer, this world of magic, romance and dark enchantment is set to delight cinema audiences worldwide on Wednesday 19 March when it is broadcast live into eight Essex cinemas and more than 1400 cinemas across 32 countries worldwide.
The full Company of The Royal Ballet fills the stage with colour and energy in a fabulous showcase while the mesmerising set designs, exquisite costumes and elaborate stage effects create an unparalleled ambience and provide the ultimate Royal Ballet heritage experience. The timeless ruins and shadowy, creeping trees contrast with the opulent gilt of the Royal court scenes in a visually spectacular production. This is all set against Tchaikovsky’s remarkable score, one of the most-loved ballet scores of all time.
This cornerstone of the Royal Ballet’s repertory contains memorable moments from the iconic and breathtaking Rose Adagio to the vigorous hunting dances and the famous waltz for Aurora and her Prince. The Sleeping Beauty wins new admirers at every performance and is set to reach its largest ever global audience as it is screened live for one night only. Essex audiences can see this glorious ballet in cinemas in Thurrock, Basildon, Harlow, Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester, Clacton and Southend