Performed by the Royal Czech Ballet at Princes Theatre, Launceston.
Following their 2022 performance of Swan Lake, the Royal Czech Ballet returns to the Princess Theatre with their presentation of the classic masterpiece Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty follows the story of Princess Aurora. When the King does not invite the bad fairy Carabosse to the Princess' christening, she casts a spell on the Princess that will mean she will die if pricked by a needle from the age of 16.
The King tries to protect his daughter by banning all needles in the Kingdom. However, Princess Aurora accidentally pricks her finger on her sixteenth birthday. 100 years later, a handsome prince stumbles upon the Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora, where she is awoken from her sleep and witchcraft is defeated.