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Sleeping Beauty

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An inventive performance which plays very much with the darker elements in the fairytale tradition.
The Herald


    Start date8 Feb 2019
    End date8 Feb 2019
  • TicketsFull price £15 Standard concessions (inc. student) £11 Other concession £9

    Compagnie Akselere

    The kingdom of Liverpool is devastated by unemployment and famine. It’s safer to be a gang member than to be alone and needles have replaced spindles. Not the best place for dreams about modern day princesses and very far away from the nearest, happily-ever-after fairy tale castle.

    A personal interpretation of the darker elements of the Briar Rose fairy tale, a story for grown-ups, created and performed by Compagnie Akselere’s Artistic Director, Colette Garrigan. Creating a unique and threatening realm of objects and imaginative lighting, Garrigan integrates her native Liverpudlian voice with her adopted French tongue to describe a dangerous world where the blackest of humour co-exists with poetic stillness and insights.

    Colette studied puppetry in France at the International Puppetry Centre in Charleville-Mézières, before settling on the island of Réunion where she founded Compagnie Akselere in 1999. Now based in Normandy, Colette has created seven successful productions over the past fifteen years, becoming an important and distinctive theatrical voice in France. 

    View the full manipulate Festival 2019 programme here.

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    Dates & times
    Fri 8 Feb, 7.30pm


    Full price £15
    Standard concessions (inc. student) £11
    Other concession £9

    * Multi-buy offer: book for multiple productions and save up to 25% 

    manipulate is offering a multi-buy ticket offer across all full price tickets to their performances. 

    Book 3 to 4 shows and get 10% off
    Book 5 to 6 shows and get 15% off
    Booking 7 to 9 shows and get 20% off
    Booking 10 shows or more and get 25% off

    Find the full list of performances here

    Please note that Rising Voices, Snapshots and Testroom events do not qualify for the multi-buy offer.

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Age Recommendation

    Themes of drug use. No latecomers.

    • An inventive performance which plays very much with the darker elements in the fairytale tradition.
      The Herald

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