The Sleeping Beauty- Concluded

4 - 19 June 2021

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

The Story

The Story

The Sleeping Beauty

The Characters

Meet the Characters

Behind the Curtain and Cast - The Sleeping Beauty

Behind the Curtain and Cast list

The Sleeping Beauty - Cast List

The Sleeping Beauty - Cast List

Saturday 19 June, 2021 - 1.30pm

#Every step a much-loved story

Be drawn into the fairytale world of good versus evil as Queensland Ballet performs The Sleeping Beauty. Experience the power of a kiss under the spell of Tchaikovsky’s dramatic musical score, performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Greg Horsman’s compelling interpretation of The Sleeping Beauty delighted audiences and critics alike when first performed by Queensland Ballet in 2015. Back by popular demand, The Sleeping Beauty returns to the stage with all the enchantment of classical ballet, captivating audiences with exquisite Renaissance-inspired costumes, spectacular choreography and elaborate stage sets.

Cursed by an evil fairy, Princess Aurora allows love to call her from slumber while the kingdom that has slept for 100 years dances itself, ever so delicately, back to life.

Be enchanted, lost and found, lulled and awakened, in a magical land of fairytale where evil tries but fails. Cats creep, fairies flit and beautiful bluebirds herald the triumph of good. As the Princess awakes, she touches the heart of every living creature.

Showcasing deeper narratives, Horsman’s two act retelling thrills audiences with dramatic solo and partnered performances.

Proudly presented by Sealy Posturepedic. 

Don't miss Mary Li returning to the stage for three special performances as The Queen:

  • 8 June 6:30pm
  • 10 June 7:30pm
  • 15 June 6:30pm. 

★★★★★ "… truly a masterpiece." ArtsHub

★★★★ "A magical take on the well-worn classic, while respecting tradition." Limelight

"Perennial classic at its most beautiful." The Courier Mail


Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman

Choreography after Marius Petipa

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Conductor and Music Arranger

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Live Music Partner

Gary Harris

Gary Harris

Costume and Set Designer

Jon Buswell

Jon Buswell

Lighting Designer

#Plan your visit

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#Behind the Curtain and Cast List

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#Beyond the stage experiences

Going to see Queensland Ballet perform? You can now add something special to your experience with our selection of special programs that complement Queensland Ballet’s live performances throughout each season.

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Centre Stage

Experience ballet class and learn repertoire on stage led by Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. Features Q&A with Queensland Ballet Artistic or Production Team member, light refreshments and access to view Company dancers take their daily ballet class (Seniors)


Open Company Class

Experience Queensland Ballet Company dancers take their daily ballet class on-stage and a 15-minute Q&A with a Queensland Ballet Artistic or Production Team member (Ages 10+ to Adult)


Adult Masterclass

Active adults with dance experience are invited to learn choreographic repertoire (Ages 18-40, Duration 1 hour 30 minutes)


Youth Masterclass

excel your contemporary and classical technique under guidance from Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Team and industry choreographers (Ages 10-17, Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes


Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers

School and Group

School group discounts

Queensland Ballet welcomes schools to purchase discounted group tickets for all season performances, pending availability. To book please click here or call 07 3840 7466


Pre-Performance Workshops for young ballet fans led by Queensland Ballet Education Teaching Artists. (Ages 2-8, Duration 30 minutes)


Our tailored accessibility offerings include:


Audio Described

Auslan Q&A

Auslan Interpreted Q&A post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers for selected performances


Relaxed Performances provide a safe and welcoming environment for families with children or people living with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs