CLASSIC fairytale Sleeping Beauty is being brought to life in magical and elegant fashion at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre on Sunday.
A King, Queen, good and evil fairies, fairies of gold, silver, diamonds and sapphire plus the handsome prince all take to the stage for the Moscow Ballet - La Classique’s production of one of French author Charles Perrault’s most famous tales.
As the traditional story goes, it is a prick from a knitting needle hidden in flowers by the wicked fairy Carabose that sends Princess Aurora into her 100 year sleep.
Rescued by the kiss of her Prince, the beautiful Aurora and her legend live on once more.
The story is played out to the music of Tchaikovsky.
Moscow Ballet - La Classique’s production has thrilled ballet lovers all over the world having carried out tours in Italy, Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Austria, Norway, Taiwan, China, France, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Moscow Ballet - La Classique, was founded in 1990 and features ballet dancers from leading theatres in several former Soviet countries.
World-renowned soloists Nadezda Ivanova, Ekaterina Shalypina, Dimitri Smirnov and Andrey Shalin lead the Moscow Ballet company under the direction of Elik Melikov.
Tickets are £21, £19.50 for concessions with other discounts available, contact the box office on Mansfield 633133.
Chad has teamed up with Palace Theatre bosses to offer a fantastic Sleeping Beauty family prize for readers.
For your chance to win a family ticket consisting of two adult tickets and two children’s tickets, worth £73, simply fill in the entry form to the left, including answering the question:
Which French author wrote Sleeping Beauty?
Return your entry to: Sleeping Beauty Competition, Editorial, Mansfield Chad, 121 Newgate Lane, Mansfield NG18 2PA by the deadline, midday Friday 14th October.