Awaking Beauty

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Awaking Beauty
Awaking Beauty.jpg
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Denis King
Characters Carabosse
The Prince
Princess Aurora
The Pigcutter
Date premiered 16 December 2008
Place premiered Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Adult parody of fairy tale
Genre Musical/comedy
Official site
Ayckbourn chronology
Life and Beth
My Wonderful Day

Awaking Beauty is a 2008 musical with words by Alan Ayckbourn and music by Denis King. It was shown as the Stephen Joseph Theatre's Christmas production,[1][2] but, unlike earlier productions, was expressly billed as not suitable for young children. The musical is a parody sequel to Sleeping Beauty, where the wicked witch Carabosse also falls in love with the prince, and uses her own dark magic and dirty tricks to try to make him her own.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Awaking Beauty". Samuel French. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Awaking Beauty sjt theatre reviews Alan Ayckbourn". 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  3. ^ Lynne Walker (2008-12-31). "Awaking Beauty, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; Great Expectations, Library Theatre, Manchester | Reviews | Culture". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website". Retrieved 2016-06-05. 

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