Tickets are for Sleeping Beauty are already on sale online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/wellingtonartscentre and, from 30th December, at C9 in Fore Street.
Wellington Pantomime Group’s production at The Wellesley from Jan 22-26 promises to follow the glorious traditions of the genre – delivering daft jokes, larger-than-life characters, cliches and stereotypes, heroes and villains and a plot familiar to everyone in the audience from the smallest children to their great-grandparents. There’s dancing and singing too – and gorgeous costumes and lighting and clever scenery and … here’s the story:
‘When she was only a child the beautiful Princess Nightingale, daughter of King Rollo, has spell put on her by the wicked witch Zendora. Now grown up, she finally meets the love of her life Justin, the son of poverty stricken Dame Thyme- so poor she has to sell her own wedding ring! Meanwhile Zendora’s two daft henchmen, Sage and Onion battle with the royal cooks Salt and Pepper during preparations for the Royal Ball. But what nastiness is waiting around the corner for the Princess and will Justen save her? Will Zendora’s wicked plan work? Will the Dame be able to deal with the ever-amorous Felix? Will Sage and Onion have the stuffing knocked out of them? Will the sleeping Princess wake-up? And what has Walter got in his box?’
Director Chris Buttle and his large cast and production team are all putting in the long rehearsal hours to guarantee that their audiences are royally entertained. Be assured, the sleeping Princess will be the only one present who misses any of the action!
Performances are as follows:
Wednesday 22nd January at 7.30pm
Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm
Friday 24th January at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th January at 10.00am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 26th January at 12.30am and 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £9 – Adult (£7 Concessions)
The pantomime is always hugely popular so you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
Report & Photos: Gill Paltridge