Helping youngsters enjoy the real magic of classical ballet

English National Ballet School's production of My First Sleeping Beauty
English National Ballet School's production of My First Sleeping Beauty

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, a reimagined version of the fairy-tale ballet created especially for children as young as three.

Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty is the perfect way to introduce children to ballet. Following its premiere at the Peacock Theatre, London, this production embarks on a seven week tour which includes performances in Hastings (May 7/8).

It tells the story of Princess Aurora, who as a baby is cursed by the evil Carabosse: on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. Fortunately, her godmother the Lilac Fairy alters the spell so Aurora will not die but will sleep for 100 years, only to be awoken by true love’s kiss. For further information or to book tickets (£10-20) go to www.ballet.org.uk or call White Rock box office on 01424 462288.