Sleeping Beauty 7 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.
This Christmas, thestage presents the enchanting story of Sleeping Beauty as their first pantomime with a brand new creative team. Families are invited to join Princess Bea this December on an amazing adventure as she battles the Wicked Fairy Midnight in pursuit of true love’s kiss. Tickets on sale now
This spectacular show will bring a twist to the classic tale – a perfect modern take on the traditional love story. Packed with comedy, action, live music and a feisty heroine, this is a production that not only will enchant the whole family and bring festive cheer to all ages, but keeps its focus on the local community, with the production team holding open auditions for the junior chorus on Sunday 16 June. More details on how to apply can be found here from 29 April.
This new, contemporary production of Sleeping Beauty is created by Ian McFarlane who has directed some of the biggest pantos in London and across the UK. Richard Jones choreographs the production, taking time away as Associate Choreographer from the West End production of Mary Poppins and international tour of Miss Saigon.
Oliver Seadon produces this year’s pantomime in association with Rhodes, working alongside our Artistic Programmer, Sue Scott Davison whose previous producing credits include the Olivier Award-winning Railway Children which ran for two hugely successful seasons in London. Oliver has worked on hit family shows including Potted Potter and CBeebies favourites In the Night Garden Live and Bing Live. Prior to this Oliver built a 1400-seat tented theatre for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Barnum and managed West End shows including the Olivier-nominated Eric and Little Ern and worked with Jerry Hall, June Brown and Kelly Brook on Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre.