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Sleeping Beauty: The Fairy's Tale | Pantomime 2023
09 Dec - 07 Jan 2024
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Oh, you think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty? Well, think again!
It’s our Princess’ 18th birthday and her mother, the Queen, is throwing her a royal celebration. But it’s not long before the Evil Fairy ruins the party with a curse to send the Princess into an eternal sleep. There’s only one thing that can save her… and she’d probably like it to be a smooch from the handsome Prince that she longs to meet.
With the Princess asleep it’s down to the Queen and the Good Fairy to find a suitable Prince and discover the real meaning of true love. Let’s hope they don’t encounter any mild inconveniences along the way.. and that they definitely don’t burst into spontaneous songs of West End musical quality!
So, to recap, here are our three top reasons to book panto:
💜 Powerhouse West End performances
💜 Mind-boggling on-stage illusions (right before your eyes!)
💜 A generous dose of traditional pantomime chaos (practice your boos and cheers)
Beverley Callard will take on the role of the the Evil Fairy in this year’s pantomime. Beverley is best known for pulling pints at the Rovers as Liz McDonald on Coronation Street. Local treasure YouTube star and The Times best selling author Joe Tracini will be bringing his unique madcap comedy style to the Good Fairy. Norwich Theatre legend Richard Gauntlett will be returning for his 23rd year. Expect flamboyant dresses and elaborate wigs when Richard plays the Queen.
Millie O’Connell will take on the role of Sleeping Beauty, having played one of the original SIX the Musical Queens, and appearing most recently at Norwich Theatre Royal as Babe in The Cher Show. Karl Queensborough, star of Hamilton, will play the role of the Prince in this year’s panto.
Ticket prices: £10 - £40
Running time: 2 hr 20 min incl interval
Age recommendation: All
Off -Peak Performances – 9 – 17 Dec 2023 and 3 – 7 Jan 2024
Peak Performances – 19 – 31 Dec 2023
Friends and Corporate Special – 1/2 price band A – D performances between 3 – 7 Jan 2024
U3s – children under 3 may sit on an accompanying adult’s lap FREE of charge (unless otherwise stated)
U18s – £5 off bands A – D
Schools and Youth Groups – £10 tickets on bands A – D plus a free teacher, on selected performances only (contact the Box Office to book).
Groups – 20+ 10% off, 40+ 20% off, 80+ 25% off on off-peak performances
Thu 28 Dec, 12.30pm – please contact the Box Office on 01603 630 000 to book onto this touch tour
Fri 5 Jan 2024, 5pm – please contact the Box Office on 01603 630 000 to book this performance
Captioned: Wed 27th Dec
Signed: Wed 27th Dec
Audio Described: Thu 28th Dec
Touch Tours: Thu 28th Dec
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Kids Eat Free during Panto!
As always, you can make your trip to the theatre extra special and dine in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the duration of the show, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval.
This panto season we are also bringing back our Kids Eat Free offer. Between 9 Dec and 7 Jan, under 12s can enjoy a free main course and dessert when accompanied with an adult 2 or 3 course meal*! Take a look at our Christmas menu and Kids Christmas Menu, and book now to avoid disappointment.
*Not to be used in conjunction with an other discount or offer.
Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.
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