Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Master Story Teller: The new scenario takes us from the late Victorian Period through the Edwardian era to the present day. The story includes fairies, spells, magical curses and even vampires. Bourne created a new love interest. Timeline: Instead of placing the story in the 17th and 18th centuries, “the Bourne telling” begins in 1890, the date the original ballet premiered, and runs to the present.