The theatre company have announced it will be present a reworking of the beloved story.

(c)Lisa Ott

This interactive live production will be streaming via zoom from the 17th to the 30th December, reimagining the story of Sleeping Beauty with a modern twist.

Everyone knows the story: in a faraway time and a faraway place, a beautiful Princess is asleep in a castle. But this time, it’s 2020, and that faraway tale is happening here and now. Prince wants to save the Princess, so sets off on an adventure with his faithful dog, Puff. Can he save the Princess and defeat the evil villain, Dreaver, who is determined to turn your own dreams against you, all in time for Christmas?

The production has been written and directed by Katharine Armitage (Big Finish’s Doctor Who Audio Adventures; Funny Women Writing Award finalist, 2020), whose version will transport families into a magical fairy-tale world, while exploring the feelings of loneliness,community, and isolation that have been heightened during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Sleeping Beauty? will be performed by Felicity Sparks (Golem, BBC Four; A Christmas Carol, Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Alicia McKenzie (Blond Bombshells of 1943, Pitlochry Festival Theatre; The Wind in the Willows, New Vic Theatre), Chris Dobson (In The Night Garden Live, UK Tour; Bobbin, Little Angel Theatre) and Molly Small (A Wake In Progress, The Bunker, Pleasance and Underbelly; Beauty and the Beast, Sutton House).

To ensure that theatre is accessible for all this Christmas, Tea Break Theatre have announced they will be using a ‘pay what you can’ ticketing system, where low cost and free tickets are available for those who need
them most.

Sleeping Beauty? will be streaming live from the 17th to the 30th December.