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Ballet treat in store for Lichfield Garrick audiences

The Lilac Fairy

The Lilac Fairy

The Vienna Festival Ballet are returning to the Lichfield Garrick with their traditional production of Sleeping Beauty this Easter.

A classic tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, the production 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 pierce her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy changes the spell so that she will not die but will fall asleep for a hundred years until a handsome prince awakens her with a kiss.

A century later, Prince Florimund is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy, overcoming the obstacles created by Carabosse, and awakening the sleeping princess with a kiss. It is love at first sight, the palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attends the royal wedding.

Sleeping Beauty will be at the Lichfield Garrick on from April 1 to 3. To book tickets online visit or call the Lichfield Garrick’s box office on 01543 412121.

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