The Sleeping Beauty

By Norman Robbins

Directed by Grace Reed


Wednesday 14th December 2011, 7.15pm
Thursday 15th December 2011, 7.15pm
Friday 16th December 2011, 7.15pm
Saturday 17th December 2011 2.00pm and 7.15pm

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Bring the whole family to enjoy our traditional pantomime written by our old friend Norman Robbins. We invite you to participate in cheering the goodies and booing the baddies in this charming tale. Come and discover how Princess Aurora meets her Prince Valiant one hundred years before he wakes her with a kiss to break the wicked fairy's spell.

Press Articles

Trevor Williams and Michele Eaton appeared on David Chadderton's Theatre Show on Canalside Community Radio (102.8FM) talking about the panto on 8th December 2011.

You can listen to a podcast version of the broadcast here.

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This production received the following award at the Cheshire Theatre Guild Full Length Play Awards 2011-2012 season:

  • The Adjudicator's Award for Panto and Plays with Musical Content, awarded to "The three little fairies" (Vicki Carter, Lucy Diss, Abigail Beton)

This production was also nominated for the following awards:

Photos from this show on our Facebook page

The Cast
Fusspot, the Lord Chamberlain Gordon Dean
King Cedric VII of Entertainia Geoff Brocklehurst
Queen Semolina Caroline Lucas
Dame Ammonia Goodbody, the Royal Nurse Charlie Cook
Tickles, the Court Jester David Basnett
Shout (herald) Trevor Williams
Bawl (herald) Michele Eaton
Princess Aurora Amy Carter
Prince Valiant of Euphoria Matthew Cotton
Azuriel, leading fairy Janet Douglas
Fairies Vicki Carter
Lucy Diss
Abigail Beton
Carabosse, a wicked fairy Sophie Diss
Chorus Marion Dean
Grace Reed
Ann Goodwin
Callum Tipton
Abigail Beton
Vicki Carter
Lucy Diss
Harry Diss
Jessica Martin
Karmann Massey


The Crew
Director Grace Reed
Stage Manager Karl Douglas
Lighting Bill Beton
Matthew Beton
Sound Lee Tipton
Accompanist Doug MacDonald
Musical Director Marion Dean
Wardrobe Grace Reed
Marion Dean
Scenic Artist Peter Hammond
Programme Claire Gwyer