Get in the Sleeping Beauty spirit with Polka Dot

Some of the cast of Sleeping Beauty. From left, Emma Carter, Colin Jonathan Appleby, Craig Cowdroy, Luke Glover, Gabrielle Bradshaw.
Some of the cast of Sleeping Beauty. From left, Emma Carter, Colin Jonathan Appleby, Craig Cowdroy, Luke Glover, Gabrielle Bradshaw.

IT MAY seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas – but at Blackfriars Theatre they are getting in the festive spirit nice and early.

Last week saw the launch of the venue’s annual pantomime, and staff at the site are urging people to be prepared and get their tickets nice and early in anticipation of a cool yule.

This year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty promises to be a great performance, with a number of special treats for those who head to see it.

Hannah Amess, from Polka Dot Pantomimes, which is producing the show, said: “With all the fun, magic and adventure you’ve come to expect from pantomime at Blackfriars Theatre, you can be sure that Polka Dot Pantomimes will once again bring you the perfect treat for your festive celebrations.”

This enchanting re-telling of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty will not only feature celebrity Gabrielle Bradshaw, from TV art show Hartbeat, but for the first time ever, it will feature a fire-breathing dragon.

The show will run from December 12. Call 01205 363108 to book tickets.