The ENB have very kindly given me some lovely pictures of the ballet to put on my blog, all photographed by Patrick Baldwin:
“Here come the fairies!” (click on any picture for full-size)
The bad fairy Carabosse (the brilliant James Streeter when I saw it) with ‘her’ retainers.
The Lilac Fairy (Lauretta Summerscales) defeats Carbosse
The handsome Prince Désiré wakes Aurora from her long sleep (Esteban Berlanga and the excellent Ksenia Ovsyanick)
The pictures were provided by the ENB (www.ballet.org.uk) and were taken by Patrick Baldwin. It is difficult to tell whether all artists were from the cast I saw up in the balcony but they look wonderful anyway.