5 December 2018
Don’t be caught napping this Christmas as Glasgow Arts’ Community Pantomime Sleeping Beauty hits the road.
Join Sleeping Beauty, her sister Poppy and their nurse Nellie Nae Dosh as they try to save their home and let true love flourish in this year’s annual seasonal show presented by Glasgow Arts in Community Venues throughout the city this December.
The pantomime, with ticket prices of £5 and £2.50 concession, opened on Tuesday 4 December at Barmulloch Community Centre.
Audience members Britney, Stephanie and Daisy from Barmulloch said Sleeping Beauty was:
“A brilliant show! We all enjoyed ourselves”.
Sleeping Beauty now tours to 14 other venues including a performance today at Lodging House Mission - a Glasgow based charity dedicated to providing care and support to homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people. The tour ends on Saturday 22 December at Shettleston Community Centre.
Directed by Aileen Ritchie (Artistic Director of Ignite Theatre), written by John Binnie and designed by Brian Hartley, and with a cast of Scottish based actors, Rebekah Lumsden as Beauty, Sandra McNeeley as Clinging Ivy, Simon Weir as Nellie-Nae-Dosh, Jade Chan as Poppy and Thierry Mabonga as Prince Harry. The musical director and arrangement is by Karen MacIver and choreography by Susan Elena.
In this sing-a-long, fun filled, family friendly show, Beauty’s sister Poppy and Prince Harry are studying horticulture at Clyde College. Beauty and Poppy’s nasty aunt Clinging Ivy will use any means – including a deadly spinning wheel and a wild forest – to stop Beauty falling in love with the Prince. Will she succeed?
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:
“Nasty witches, looking behind you, singalongs and hilarious dames. It’s never really Christmas until you’ve had the fun of the pantomime. And Sleeping Beauty with a gallous Glasgow twist certainly fits the bill for this coming festivities. This is a great production and wonderful take on the old classic. But taking it into the heart of our communities really makes the pantomime season accessible to so many and gives people of all ages the chance to enjoy the occasion. You’re never too young or too old for the panto and with Sleeping Beauty on our doorsteps this Christmas there’s no excuse. We hope you can join us.”
To find a show near you and book tickets visit: glasgowlife.org.uk/sleepingbeauty