See Sleeping Beauty ballet at The King’s

Christopher Marney as Count Lilac in Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. Photo Credit Simon Annand (2)
Christopher Marney as Count Lilac in Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. Photo Credit Simon Annand (2)

MATTHEW BOURNE’S Sleeping Beauty sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to stage this ballet at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre.

Your Herald has a pair of tickets to give away to the Wednesday February 13 performance at 7.30pm to see this adaptation.

Bourne’s new scenario introduces several characters not seen in Petipa’s famous Ballet or Grimm’s fairy tale.

The Royal Family is headed by King Benedict and Queen Eleanor. Princess Aurora’s romantic interest is not a Prince, but the royal gamekeeper, Leo.

Representing the central forces of good and evil are Count Lilac and the Dark Fairy Carabosse.

In another innovation, Bourne has created the character of Caradoc, the sinister but charming son of Carabosse.

Princess Aurora’s Fairy Godparents are Ardor, Hiberna, Autumnus, Feral and Tantrum.

As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forwards in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era.This is a mythical golden age of long summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes.

Years later, awakening from her slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any Fairy story.

For your chance to win the pair of tickets, answer the following question and send your completed entry to Sleeping Beauty competition, Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, 27 Stewart Street, Milngavie, G62 6BW, to arrive no later than Tuesday January 22 at 5pm.

Which composer’s music accompanies the ballet?