The Sleeping Beauty: Cast Announced for
Your Favourite Fairy Tale Ballet

[Hong Kong – 4th March 2015] The Hong Kong Ballet announces today the cast list for The Sleeping Beauty. Step into a truly majestic world as the dancers of The Hong Kong Ballet enchant you with The Sleeping Beauty, an eternal classic in ballet history. Perfect for the entire family, you and your loved ones will be mesmerised by the beautiful Princess Aurora and the charming Prince Désiré in this forever popular fairy tale. Four performances of The Sleeping Beauty will be staged at Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium from 13th to 15th March 2015 (Friday to Sunday). Tickets are going fast!

On 13th and 14th March, for the performances at 7.30pm, Principal Dancers Liu Yu-yao and Wei Wei will dance the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré, respectively; for the matinee performances at 2.15pm on 14th and 15th March, Principal Dancers Zhang Si Yuan and Li Jia-bo will dance these roles.

Cast List for Lead Roles
DateTimePrincess AuroraPrince DésiréFairy CarabosseLilac Fairy
13/3 (FRI)7:30pmLiu Yu-yaoWei WeiRicky HuGao Ge
14/3 (SAT)2:15pmZhang Si YuanLi Jia-boCharles AndersenWang Qing-xin
14/3 (SAT)7:30pmLiu Yu-yaoWei WeiRicky HuGao Ge
15/3 (SUN)2:15pmZhang Si YuanLi Jia-boCharles AndersenWang Qing-xin

About The Sleeping Beauty

In a faraway kingdom long, long ago, the malevolent fairy Carabosse casts a spell on the realm’s beloved Princess Aurora, cursing her to die on her 16th birthday. The good Lilac Fairy comes to the rescue… she cannot counteract the curse but instead she modifies it, putting the Princess and the rest of the kingdom into a deep sleep. One hundred years later, Prince Désiré passes through the dark forest with his friends. The Lilac Fairy meets the Prince and together they set out to break Carabosse’s wicked spell. In time-honoured fashion, good triumphs over evil and the Prince and Princess live happily ever after.

Production: Cynthia Harvey, after Marius Petipa
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Design: Mark Bailey
Lighting Design: Billy Chan

Performance Details

13th March 2015 (Fri) 7:30pm
14th March 2015 (Sat) 2:15pm* & 7:30pm
15th March 2015 (Sun) 2:15pm*

4 performances

Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium
HK$300 $200 $100
Tickets available at URBTIX now

*Post-performance Fun - Join our dancers on stage to try out some steps after the matinee performances!

Suitable for ages 3 or above

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking:
Programme Enquiries: 2105 9724

50% offFull-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities (Limited tickets for students and senior citizens available on a first-come, first-served basis. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.)
15% offFriends of The Hong Kong Ballet
10% off
(First two tickets)
Members of Chung Ying Theatre’s Energy Fun Club plus, Zuni's Friends, CCDC Dance Generation Premium members, HK Phil Club Bravo members, Friends of HKCO and Friends of HKDC
Group Booking10% off for every purchase of 10-19 tickets at regular price, 15% off for 20-40 tickets

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.

Champagne  Partner
Make-Up Partner

Programme Plus!
Post-performance Fun
14th March 2015 (Sat) 4:45pm
15th March 2015 (Sun) 4:45pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

Whether it is your little ones’ first encounter with ballet or whether he/she is already a budding performer, they are welcome to stay after the matinee performances and have some fun on stage with The Hong Kong Ballet dancers! Avail of this rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with the professionals and to try out some steps. Get ready and shine like a star!

Pre-performance Talk

14th March 2015 (Sat) 7:15pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

Find out more about The Sleeping Beauty, an eternal classic in ballet history: the beautiful Princess Aurora, the charming Prince Désiré, the malevolent fairy Carabosse and a cast of magical characters including the good Lilac Fairy, the White Cat, Puss in Boots, the Bluebird and Princess Florine. Free admission with The Sleeping Beauty tickets. Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

Free admission with The Sleeping Beauty tickets.
Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

2105 9743 |

About Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since 1979 the Company has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers and a strong repertoire composed of a range of stunning, technically challenging productions, led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. 

For further information, please contact:
Tiphanie Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
T: 2105 9716
M: 9197 1223


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Liu Yu-yao as Princess AuroraHong Kong Ballet Dancers. HK Ballet Dancer
Liu Yu-yao as Princess Aurora
Photo: Gordon Wong
Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Hong Kong Ballet Dancers
Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco
Li Jia-bo as Prince DesireLiu Yu-yao as Princess AuroraWillem Houck
Li Jia-bo as Prince Desire.
Photo: Gordon Wong
Liu Yu-yao as Princess Aurora.
(Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2012)
Willem Houck (till 2014) as Puss in Boots and Dong Ruixue as White Cat
Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco