COLOURFUL fairytale characters will come to life next month as the classic ballet Sleeping Beauty comes to Salisbury.

Moscow Ballet – La Classique will perform to Tchaikovsky’s music as they bring to life the King, Queen, good and evil fairies, the prince and, of course, Sleeping Beauty herself, Princess Aurora, at the City Hall on October 17.

The company was founded in 1990, drawing dancers from leading theatres in the former Soviet republics as well as the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa, and has gained international acclaim.

Tickets are £24 or £22 from 01722 434434 or