The Sleeping Beauty
Panto is coming
Oh yes it is!
For our pantomime this year, Cobham Players are presenting a good old traditional show!
“The Sleeping Beauty” is from the classic fairy tale of a beautiful princess, the wonder of sleep and a handsome prince. It will be directed by Keith Burgess.
It is a tale that has been enchanting audiences – children and adults alike – since 1697! So come along and support your local amateur dramatic group….and give the kids a treat! (and if you don’t have children, then just give yourself a treat!!).
You know it really, don’t you?
Oh yes you do!
On the Christening Day of their daughter, the King and Queen are presented with gifts of blessings for the young child. However, a wicked fairy (boo!), Carabosse (who has an equally wicked talking cat, Spindleshanks) bestows instead a curse (hiss!), then amended by a Good Fairy, Fairy Peaceful.
Eighteen years later, the princess duly falls for Carabosse’s curse and pricks her finger on a spinning wheel needle – cue spooky music! She falls asleep for 100 years…………….. Fairy Peaceful intervenes again and sends the rest of the Court to sleep too…………… And in the Cobham version, they all experience Zombies in their sleep!
All is not lost. A Prince arrives, kisses and wakes the princess, falls in love with her, everybody else wakes up and there is “a perfectly good happy ending”! No wonder the story is loved by so many!
“Sleeping Beauty” was made into a cartoon film by Walt Disney in 1959 and has been adapted many times since. This stage adaptation was written by Ben Crocker, son of actor and script writer John Crocker, who is one of the best pantomime writers today – and this version won the NODA SW “Best Pantomime” Award in 2012.
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The Sleeping Beauty will be performed at Cobham Village Hall on Thursday January 16th, Friday January 17th and Saturday January 18th 2014 commencing at 7.30 pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30 pm.
Available NOW at £8 each (or £7 if you book 10 or more tickets for the same performance at the same time) from:
For on-line purchases a 50p per ticket booking fee will be added.
The Cobham Bookshop:
12A Anyards Road
Tel: 01932 862903
9am-5.30pm Monday – Saturday
10am-4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays
And By Post – send a request, cheque and Stamped Addressed Envelope to Cobham Players, 47 Pendenza, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3BY or complete & return the Booking Form on the back of a Flyer.