Vienna Festival Ballet to bring Sleeping Beauty to life in Hertford

PUBLISHED: 18:39 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 18:39 02 October 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty

Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty

Vienna Festival Ballet

Classical ballet takes centre stage in Hertford this weekend when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns to town.

Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty [Picture: Mudkiss Photography]Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty [Picture: Mudkiss Photography]

The celebrated VFB’s latest production of timeless fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty can be seen at Hertford Theatre on Saturday, October 7 at 5pm.

This breathtaking ballet for all ages is set in the magical world of a fairy kingdom where the King and Queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora.

The lilac fairy and her attendants have been invited to the Christening, but the wicked fairy Carabosse has been forgotten.

Angered by this, Carabosse casts a spell on Aurora that on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger and die.

Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty [Picture: Mudkiss Photography]Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty [Picture: Mudkiss Photography]

The lilac fairy changes the spell so that Aurora will not die but will fall asleep for 100 years until a handsome Prince will awaken her with a kiss.

A century later, Prince Florimund revives the Princess with a kiss, the Palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attend the wedding.

Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty and with a musical score by Tchaikovsky, this magical ballet is sure to enthral audiences of all ages.

Tickets cost £20, £18 concessions, or £72 for a family ticket.

Vienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping BeautyVienna Festival Ballet return to Hertford Theatre with Sleeping Beauty

A family ticket is four tickets at the concessionary rate and must include at least one child.

• Tickets can be bought via the box office on 01992 531500 or online at www.hertfordtheatre.com

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