Sleeping Beauty to take to the Titchfield stage from December 9

CLASSIC fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is set to enchant Titchfield audiences this Christmas.

The story follows the magical journey of Princess Rose, as she faces the curse of the evil fairy godmother Carabosse. There will be all of the well-loved characters in this wonderful panto … and of course, plenty of dancing and singing, whilst not forgetting our hilarious Dame, Queen Ella, guaranteeing lots of fun for all the family.

Will King Sam and Queen Ella ever be able to save their daughter from the evil fairy’s curse? Will Princess Rose find her true love to help break the spell? Will we ever be able to get Queen Ella out of her protective rubbers!?

Sassy Harvey has adapted this production for Titchfield Festival Theatre as well as directing Sleeping Beauty. Sassy said, “This is the first play that I have directed and written – and Sleeping Beauty was the perfect choice for me. It is a timeless classic: the beautiful princess and her handsome prince, the evil fairies… it is a magical piece of pure escapism for all the family to enjoy. I love it.

“Our panto is based on the original story; however, we have added some new characters as well, working with the cast to reflect their humour naturally, bringing out the best of their comedy talents! All of the cast have worked incredibly hard. Indeed, it is only nine weeks between when we cast the parts for the panto until the opening night.

“All of us are really determined to perform a panto this year. I believe that people are really longing to enjoy a sense of normality over Christmas; and the best way of doing this is to come along to our panto to feel the magic, enjoy the singing, the dancing and the laughter. It will be huge fun!”

Sleeping Beauty runs from December 9 to 19.

Tickets from titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com or 0333 666 3366.

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