Opening at the theatre on Wednesday, rehearsal images have been released for Sleeping Trees’ new pantomime Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves. 

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(C) Scott Barnett.

Following on from their previous production Cinderella & the Beanstalk, Sleeping Trees are back with a brand new pantomime that throws every character that you would expect in panto – as well as a few unexpected surprise appearances.

One cold Christmas Eve night, Santa and his elves are preparing for another busy night. The reindeer are ready and the sleigh is packed, there is just one problem; the sleigh won’t start! The Wicked Witch has stolen all of the Christmas spirit! Santa looks to the most unlikely of heroes to save the day; the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge. Will Scrooge manage to change his ways and save Christmas? Will the boys make it to Hollywood?! And what do the seven Dwarves have to do with ANY of this? Dust the snow from your shoes and head down to Theatre 503 this Christmas to find out…

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(c) Scott Barnett.

This new production sees Sleeping Trees return to Theatre503 for the third year in a row and will be directed by acclaimed director Simon Evans, who has recently been behind the successful productions of The Dazzle and Bug (both at Found111).

As well as all the traditional pantomime characters, prepare for appearances from the likes of Scrooge, Snow White, the Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, the seven dwarves, Harry Potter and, of course, Father Christmas.

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Talking about the production, Sleeping Trees said: “We are all hugely excited to bring a brand new pantomime to Theatre503 this year. We love the audience in Battersea and are working hard to make sure that this panto is bigger, better and even more Christmassy than last year’s.”

The show will be performed by James Dunnell-Smith ,Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn, who have also written the pantomime.

Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves will play at Theatre503 from the 23rd November until the 7th January. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/scrooge-and-the-seven-dwarves/

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