CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
In a strange and magical land, far far away the King and Queen are granted one special wish for a new baby daughter by Fairy Goody. Goody means well but things don't go quite to plan and when the Royal couple turn her away from the new Princess Beauty's naming ceremony, the Fairy casts a fateful spell on Beauty that will see her fall asleep for one hundred years. Struggling to right the wrong she has done, we follow Goody on her fairytale adventure as she awakens Sleeping Beauty from her spell with a kiss from the dashing and handsome Prince and they all live happily ever after? or do they? The trouble being that Sleeping Beauty's new mother-in-law is a fearsome man-eating Ogress after Beauty's babies, Goody's wings have fallen off because of her bad deed and all the fairytale creatures have to put up with some interesting side effects from the force of her magic that result in some rather smelly spells! Told from the point of view of the mischievous old Fairy who casts the spell in the first place, this weirdly wonderful, musical version of Sleeping Beauty has laughs aplenty and enough grisly and gruesome characters to keep all of the family entertained. Performers Alex Clatworthy (Beauty), Ciaran Owens (The Prince), Jenna Augen (Fairy Goody), Moyo Akande (The Ogress), Gregory Gudgeon (King), Elizabeth Marsh (Queen), Jofre Alsina, Tom Atwood, Tomm Coles, Nicholas Goode, Joanna Hickman, Naomi Lee Schulke, Dan Willis. CompanyBirmingham Repertory Theatre Company.AuthorRufus Norris (based on the original story by Charles Perrault).DirectorSarah Esdaile.DesignFrancis O'Connor.LightingPaul Pyant.SoundMic Pool.ChoreographerEtta Murfitt.Musical DirectorCatherine Jayes.MusicCatherine Jayes.