WHO will be nodding off during a live broadcast of the ballet, The Sleeping Beauty at Malvern Theatres?

After all, it is likely to cast not a spell of sleep, but a spell of profound enchantment.

The Royal Ballet production will be beamed in on Thursday, January 16 at 7.15pm, which is well before bedtime in any case.

A spokesman said: “This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946.

“A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.”

The spokesman added: “Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon.

“This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.”

The Sleeping Beauty is a three part ballet and it was first performed in 1890.

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