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Sleeping Beauty

07 December 2012 to 19 January 2013

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Courtyard Traverse

Tickets £11 to £16

Family Tickets available for some performances £13

Groups and Schools Tickets available for some performances £8.50 to £10

Running Time : 1 Hour and 40 Minutes

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Audio Described  2 January 1.45pm & 17 January 1.45pm
BSL  15 January 1.45pm
Captioned  9 January 1.45pm
Relaxed Performances 11  January 11am & 6pm - call box office for more information
Community Network  8 December 6pm, 10 December 1.45pm, 13 December 1.45pm, 9 January 1.45pm, 15 January 1.45pm, 16 January 6pm & 17 January 1.45pm

Director Gail McIntyre
Designer Barney George
Composer, Musical Director and Sound Designer Oliver Birch
Lighting Designer Tim Skelly
Casting Director Kay Magson

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 performed."
The Independent

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 best.
The Stage

" It was very funny, very funny. That's my main point, yeah."
Culture Vulture - Junior Review

Whatsonstage.com (4 Stars) 

"Kenny's elegant, eloquent, accessible script starts and ends with a party"

"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 Stage 1)
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 alison.petherbridge@wyp.org.uk

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