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Sleeping Beauty


Sleeping Beauty

Written by Nicholas Pegg

Music & Lyrics by Carol Sloman 

29 November 2014 - 10 January 2015

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About The Show

** Limited tickets for Friday ONLY - ends Saturday ** 

Beautiful Princess Aurora and handsome Tom Clutterbuck – young and in love but constantly thwarted by the over-protective King Ethelbert!  But you can understand why, Aurora’s dad is so worried about his daughter since Fairy Carabosse put an evil spell on her …all due to an embarrassing little mix up with the Fairy Blessing party invites when the princess was just a baby.  Oops!

Now, it’s the day of Aurora’s 18th birthday and, according to Carabosse’s terrible curse, the day she will fall asleep for a hundred years.  Although the King has sheltered her up to now, he just can’t stop the trickery of the evil fairy and everyone is powerless to stop the spell…her finger is pricked on a Spinning Wheel and the Beauty falls asleep for one hundred years…

So, can our hero Tom break the spell and awaken Aurora?  Well, he’s certainly going to give it his all!  Accompanied by the Good Fairy Primrose, his mother Nurse Nellie, Silly Billy and, of course, King Ethelbert, he’s off on the adventure of a life time through an Enchanted Forest, fighting a wicked fairy and fending off a dragon along the way.

Come with us on our death-defying expedition from the castle to forest with Tom and the gang – all wrapped up with a lot of panto fun and frolics…

“AMAZING stage design, OUTSTANDING cast, FANTASTIC songs, Truly MAGICAL, a must for families”

Yellow Advertiser

“Dripping with SPARKLE and pretty as a picture book” The Public Reviews



There are currently no performances scheduled.


Fred Broom

Fred Broom
King Ethelbert the Unsteady

Rachel  Dawson

Rachel Dawson
Princess Aurora

Simon Jessop

Simon Jessop
The Dame: Nurse Nellie

Greg Last

Greg Last
Understudy (Tom Clutterbuck)

Megan Leigh Mason

Megan Leigh Mason
Fairy Primrose

Sam Pay

Sam Pay
Silly Billy

Carol  Sloman

Carol Sloman
Understudy (Fairy Carabosse)

Claire Storey

Claire Storey
Fairy Carabosse

Thomas  Sutcliffe

Thomas Sutcliffe
Tom Clutterbuck

close Carol  Sloman

Carol Sloman

At the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch: Carol composed and arranged music for The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Brighton Rock, Jane Eyre and The Glass Menagerie plus 17 years of pantomimes including last year’s Aladdin. She was Musical Director for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, MD and violin player in Sweeney Todd and MD for A Slice of Saturday Night, From a Jack to a King, Face, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Curses!, Midnight Hour, Blitz!, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Jack The Ripper. Carol played the Toff in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Shirley in Shirley Valentine, Titania in The Dream and The Brass Upstairs in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be.

Other theatre: At the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, she composed music for Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Streetcar Named Desire and was MD and arranger for The Hired Man, which won a TMA award. She composed music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors at Ludlow Festival 2006 and 2007. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Lennon and did a long stint in Buddy in the West End, for which she was also MD. Last year she directed her first Opera, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera in the City in London.

Film: Carol wrote the scor for a short film, England Expects.


No end of fun...everyone is royally entertained!

- Public Reviews


There is no end of fun in Hullabaloonia, the setting for this year’s spectacular Sleeping Beauty.

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- NetMums

A brilliant night out for the whole family!

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Listen to Phoenix FM's review here

- Phoenix FM

Great acting, superb sets, a fun script in the tradition of the great British pantomime and a brilliant cast!

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The Queen's is the King of the Pantos!

- Hornchurch Life

Amazing scenery and costumes, lots of laughs... I highly recommend taking your children to this show!

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Catchy songs, cheesy jokes, raucous laughter!

- Romford Recorder

A perfect holiday treat in the build-up to Christmas and a joy to watch with all the family.

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Sumptuous design, captivating songs, charming romantic leads

- Whatsonstage.com

The costumes and sets by Mark Walters are sumptuous. Jessop bears the Dame's outrageous outfits with aplomb. And Dawson and Sutcliffe make a charming couple of romantic leads and put over their songs captivatingly. 

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Director Matt Devitt
Set & Costume Designer Mark Walters
Choreographer Donna Berlin
Musical Director Carol Sloman
Assistant Musical Director Greg Last
Lighting Designer Christopher Howcroft
Sound Designer Andrew Smart
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