Sleeping Beauty Panto

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The Panto Dreams Are Made Of…

The Market Place Theatre, in association with The Ulster Theatre Company is delighted to announce this year’s Christmas spectacular – ‘Sleeping Beauty’. This full-scale traditional pantomime will combine wonderful music, song and dance, colourful costumes, memorable characters, and loads of audience participation, in a lively and sparkling Christmas adventure.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a beautiful princess is born. The entire kingdom is delighted, apart from the evil Spectra, who places a curse on the Princess, so that when she pricks her finger, she falls asleep for one hundred years. Who could possibly break such a terrible spell? And who will brave the fearsome fire-breathing dragon to awaken the sleeping beauty in the magical ‘Land Of Dreams’? Come to The Market Place Theatre this Christmas to find out…

Featuring all your favourite panto characters including the indomitable ‘Nanny O’Business’; the evil master of disguises ‘Spectra’; the forgetful ‘Queen Amnesia’; the gorgeous ‘Beauty’ and her handsome prince, plus a host of other magical characters, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is guaranteed to be a fun-packed traditional family pantomime for all ages! Fun, frolics and laughter abound in this spectacular take on the thrilling and timeless classic.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ promises an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are among the best in Ireland. We recommend this production for children of all ages, from 5 to 95!

Written and Directed by Michael Poynor | Design by Elroy Ashmore | Choreography by Deborah Maguire | Music by Mark Dougherty

'Writer/director Michael Poynor, an old hand at this game, employs the voice of a Storyteller to speed the audience through... the century of slumber with some hugely entertaining segments of audience participation. Against Elroy Ashmore’s medieval-inspired set, rocked along by Mark Dougherty’s irresistible score, Shaun Blaney’s genial, slightly gormless Hunky sets out to woo Orla Gormley’s Beauty, a dumb blonde with an accent that could strip paint.' Jane Coyle, The Stage