10 July 2021
2pm and 6pm
Eskdale School, Whitby
A performance of the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty by our ballet, tap and contemporary dance students.
The king and Queen are blessed with a baby girl and the whole kingdom is invited to the christening. Except one! The fairy Carabosse is not happy that she was to invited to the christening and puts a curse on the infant that she will die on her 16th birthday from a prick from a spindle. The Lilac fairy has not yet given her gift and, although her powerful magic is not enough to stop the curse completely, she bestows her gift that the princess will not die but will sleep for 100 years until woken by true love's kiss.
One hundred years later Prince Florimund is out hunting in the forest when he sees a vision of a beautiful sleeping princess and he falls instantly in love. With assistance from the Lilac fairy and her helpers Prince Florimund is guided through Carabosse's evil spells to awaken the princess.