Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica
Urška Taufer; photo SNG Nova Gorica/Peter Uhan

Ana Duša, Tjaša Črnigoj

Snoring Beauty

On Motives of Texts by The Brothers Grimm and by Leah Wilcox

A twisted tale

A baptismal production

on programme

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duration 45 minutes without interval



22. November 2018, SNG Nova Gorica, Small Stage

about text

In the fairy tale tradition, the story of Sleeping Beauty appears in numerous versions. The best known ones are those of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault; it seems that these two somehow set the expectations of what is characteristic for this tale. But Leah Wilcox is a contemporary author who, in her picture book Waking Beauty, plays with the expectations and questions them. In relation to the best known versions, she twists many things, she writes them “wrong” or embellishes them with “flaws”. Waking Beauty begins with a prince in search of a dragon to kill: he hears a terrible sound coming from the castle and is convinced that he has heard a dragon. So he hastily enters the castle. But to his great surprise, he finds a snoring princess there …

The performance Waking Beauty is intended for pre-school children and children in the first triad of primary school. It will start in Leah Wilcox’s book, but at the same time will look at the wider tradition of the fairy tale. Using different strategies that the theatre space offers, it will play with the expectations of the actions of the prince, princess and fairy that appear in the performance. The performance will thus ask how boys and girls should behave. What is expected of them and who defines such expectations. And what are the other options that twist these expectations to fulfil them “wrong” or to embellish them with “flaws”.  

Tjaša Črnigoj, a director from the youngest generation of Slovenian thespians, hails from Ajdovščina and this will be her SNG Nova Gorica debut.  

SNG Nova Gorica spodbuja razpravo uporabnikov o predstavah in o objavljeni vsebini na spletnih podstraneh predstav. Uporabnike pozivamo, da se pri komentiranju držite teme in upoštevate pravila govornega bontona. Tudi ostro kritiko ali nestrinjanje s posameznimi mnenji je mogoče izraziti brez osebnih napadov in žalitev. Neprimerne in žaljive vsebine bodo odstranjene.

View complete schedule for the show

  • 22. 11. 2018 at 18.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 23. 11. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 23. 11. 2018 at 18.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 24. 11. 2018 at 10.30. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 26. 11. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 27. 11. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 30. 11. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 07. 12. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 11. 12. 2018 at 17.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 13. 12. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 14. 12. 2018 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 13. 01. 2019 at 17.00. Narodni dom Maribor
  • 13. 01. 2019 at 11.00. Narodni dom Maribor
  • 15. 01. 2019 at 10.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 02. 03. 2019 at 10.30. Gledališče Koper
  • 10. 05. 2019 at 17.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 11. 05. 2019 at 11.00. SNG Drama Ljubljana
  • 11. 05. 2019 at 17.00. SNG Drama Ljubljana