The show is Sleeping Beauty - but not as you know it.
In Matthew Bourne’s version, the imaginary kingdom is ruled over by King Benedict and Queen Eleanor. PrincessAurora’s romantic interest is not a Prince, but the royal gamekeeper.
Representing the forces of good and evil are Count Lilac (the King of the Fairies) and the Dark Fairy Carabosse. A new character, Caradoc, is the sinister but charming son of Carabosse.
The show runs at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 19 to 23.