Review: Sleeping Beauty

On Monday, I was very lucky enough to be given a ticket to see the ballet Sleeping Beauty at the Hippodrome. The week before, Kate asked via Twitter if any one would be interested in going with her, as she has won two tickets.

We were sat in the grand circle, quite central but just off to the right of the stage, which gave us a great view of the stage. It was the first night, and so the place was pretty full but we didn’t have anyone in the row in front until 10 mins into the first act when a bloke with a head so large it blocked about 20% of my view sat in front. I affectionately nicknamed him “Fat Head” and luckily he moved after the interval.

I had never been to the ballet before so didn’t really know what to expect. For one thing, I didn’t actually know that there was no dialogue, just music and dancing.

The dancing was pretty awesome, but lets face it, if you’re going to watch a ballet by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, you kinda expect that they’re not going to be completely crap! I have to admit, the costumes were a lot more interesting to me than things like the backdrops. The princess’ wedding outfit reminded me of She-Ra’s costume. And lines like that prove why I’m not a reviewer.

Crackerjack has a proper type review here, and the company touring the country at the moment, so have a look at this page to see if they’re performing near you soon!


  1. The Girl says

    I LOVE the ballet!! So pretty, so graceful, and if you’re near the front of the stage you can hear just how bloody loud and clumpy those graceful people are when they land on the floor.

    And what do you know? They’re in Hull next week!
    .-= The Girl´s last blog ..The devil’s craft =-.

    • Hayley says

      Yay! I’m glad you’re going to see the ballet, it really was lovely. And even up in the grand circle, we could still hear the flat footed hippos on stage.

  2. Nose in a book says

    It was good, wasn’t it? The prima donna – Maria something – was amazing, definitely shone above all the rest for me. And the music was beautifully played. It actually made me wonder if I’m now grown up enough to go to a classical concert. Crazy!
    .-= Nose in a book´s last blog ..Nose_in_a_book: Awesome weekend in Manchester has left me quite queasily hungover, although the Wotsits are helping. Not the most romantic Valentine’s ever, =-.


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