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Sleeping Beauty

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A Bristol Old Vic Production
Devised by the company
Directed by Sally Cookson

Once upon another time...

This Christmas, Bristol Old Vic presents director Sally Cookson's fun-filled fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, brought bang up to date with a new spellbinding story.

Once upon a time there was a boy, Prince Percy who was loved by his kingdom but cursed to prick his finger and sleep for 100 years. Once upon another time there was a girl, Deilen who was loved by her grandmother but got lost on her quest to mend her broken heart. What could happen when she accidentally wakes the sleeping Prince? A hilarious adventure of magic and mayhem that you won't want to miss!

Reuniting the creative minds behind Bristol Old Vic favourites Peter Pan and Treasure Island, Sally Cookson and her team's theatrical chemistry are hotly anticipated each year. Set to continue our tradition of presenting the most imaginative, entertaining and festive musical theatre at Christmas, Sleeping Beauty will be a rite of passage adventure for all the family to enjoy.

richly imaginative"


a gorgeous piece of storytelling"




Behind the scenes

What you thought of Sleeping Beauty

"Productions like #SleepingBeauty @BristolOldVic is why Hollywood will never replace live theatre. Outstanding."

"Brilliant fun, stylish and subversive in ALL the right ways - Sally Cookson's #SleepingBeauty @BristolOldVic is outstanding #lovedit"

"Absolutely brilliant spin on Sleeping Beauty - excellent actors - both entertaining and visually exceptionally clever - please see it you won't regret it!" - AUDIENCE MEMBER

Sleeping Beauty

Until 17 Jan
Performance Schedule

£34-£7.50 (plus booking fee)

Suitable for ages 7-107

@bristololdvic  #SleepingBeauty

Creative Team
Sally Cookson
Dramaturg Adam Peck
Set Designer Michael Vale
Composer / Musical Director Benji Bower
Costume Designer Katie Sykes
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Sound Designer Mike Beer
Costume Supervisor Emma Cains
Movement Director George Mann*
Puppetry Director Marc Parrett
Assistant Director Sarah Fielding**

Dominic Allen***
Ewan Black***
David Emmings
Stuart Goodwin
Joe  Hall
Ruth Hammond
Brian Hargreaves
Kezrena James
Pat Moran
Lucy Tuck
Heather Williams

* George Mann is Associate Director at Bristol Old Vic, supported by the Quercus Trust in partnership with the National Theatre
** Sarah Fielding is a Three-Month Placement at Bristol Old Vic through the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme
***Peter O'Toole Prize winners Dominic Allen and Ewan Black are generously supported by Bristol Grammar School

Photography by Steve Tanner
Behind The Scenes Video series by Artswork Media
Trailer filmed and edited by Icon Films
Sleeping Beauty is generously supported by Bristol Grammar School

On the blog

Set designer Michael Vale sat down and told us all about his design for Sleeping Beauty. Read more about it here.

Sleeping Beauty company member Ewan Black has been keeping us updated with the action from Sally Cookson's rehearsal room each week.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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