A fresh and fun retelling of a classic fairytale brought to life
by Director Gail McIntyre and writer Mike Kenny.
Join our medley of magical Nannas as they take us into the story of the young princess Briar Rose. There's a party at the castle and everyone in the kingdom is invited. But someone's been missed off the list and she's not very happy about it… And so begins a timeless adventure packed with princesses, a prince, several frogs, a few parties, hummable songs, and plenty of over-exuberant plant growth.
This is Mike Kenny and Gail McIntyre's seventh collaboration for the Playhouse so, whether you haven't missed a single show or this is your first, this sparkling new version of an age old tale is the perfect Christmas treat.
Sleeping Beauty is suitable for ages 4 and over.
Wrapped in music and gentle humour, Kenny still confronts the dark
heart at the original versions of the fairy tale, though parents
need not fear that their child will be frightened: this is a lovely
story, elegantly and sensitively told, and wittily
The Guardian (4 Stars)
" This is a lovely story, that will provide an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre for families to enjoy together."
"Mike Kenny's Sleeping Beauty which will run in multi-coloured glory"
"Natasha Magigi joyously defies the picture book
stereotype of the slumbering princess"
Independant (4 Stars)
There is so much enchantment, so much astonishment and so much
joy. This is theatre for children at its absolute
It was very funny, very funny. That's my main point,
Culture Vulture - Junior Review
Whatsonstage.com (4 Stars)
"Kenny's elegant, eloquent, accessible script starts and ends with
"We are treated to a riot of talent"
"She [Gail McIntyre] has created a show that excites, delights,
and unites an audience. She fills the theatre with joy"
"I am awarding twenty five stars"
British Theatre Guide
Sleeping Beauty (Foundation and Key Stage 1)
Explore this age old tale, its characters and themes, and experience West Yorkshire Playhouse's sparkling new production this Christmas.
(Your package may include both the production and workshop, or just one of the two)
Teachers' Evening - Sleeping Beauty (Foundation and Key
Tuesday 11 December, 4pm to 5pm (production begins at 6pm)
Take part in a practical drama workshop, exploring the world of Sleeping Beauty. Attendance includes a free ticket to see the Playhouse production afterwards.
To book any of these Creative Education opportunities please contact Alison Petherbridge, Primary Education Co-ordinator, on 0113 213 7290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org