Sherman Cymru

The Sleeping Beauties

Dates

6 - 31 December

Prices

£15-£25
Previews: £12-£20 (6 & 7 December)
Children & Under 25s: Half Price
Concessions: £2 off

More information

Ages 7+
Captioned: 21 December 2.00pm
Relaxed Performance: 30 December 2.00pm

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Following the success of last year's Christmas show Peter Pan, this year Sherman Theatre will be producing a new adaptation of the much loved fairy tale Sleeping Beauty with a twist.

"The Sleeping Beauties is a heartfelt, funny, consistently entertaining, and highly imaginative remix of the traditional story."
British Theatre Guide

There once was a Queen and her servant, Rose. Rose had a daughter, Eve, and the Queen had everything except the one thing she most desperately wanted, a child. She would do anything for a child, even make a promise to a witch.

"This production was a galaxy away from the traditional panto – and more like a modern day twist on the Brothers Grimm, directed by Tim Burton...

"As dark, intoxicating and weirdly festive as a Christmas glass of Tia Maria, The Sleeping Beauties is aptly bewitching, spellbinding, enchanting. A beautiful, unsettling take on a familiar classic."
***** Western Mail

But when the Queen breaks her promise her daughter Dawn is cursed to die on her 15th birthday by pricking her hand on the spindle of a spinning wheel.

14 years later the two girls, Dawn and Eve are best friends, and would do anything for each other, even if it means sacrificing their world as they fall asleep for a long long time.

Follow Dawn and Eve through their journey of friendship, mishaps and what it means to be 'beautiful' when the whole world changes in what you thought was the blink of an eye. Will their friendship survive against the dark forces that now roam the kingdom, not to mention the young prince who seems destined to split them apart?

Join us this Christmas as Robert Alan Evans reinvents the traditional tale for a new generation.

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Ages 7+

The Sleeping Beauties School Appeal

Businesses which have supported this appeal:

BGS Plumbing Supplies | Broomfield & Alexander | Capital Law | Community Foundation Wales | Cooke & Arkwright | HSBC | Julian Hodge Bank | Legal & General | The Thistle Trust | Westco

 

Show Times

The Sleeping Beauties - Theatre 1  
Friday 6 December (Preview) 7.00pm
Saturday 7 December (Preview) 7.00pm
Wednesday 11 December

7.00pm

Saturday 14 December

2.00pm Audio Described | 7.00pm

Saturday 21 December 2.00pm Captioned
Monday 23 December 2.00pm
Tuesday 24 December 2.00pm
Friday 27 December 2.00pm
Saturday 28 December

10.30am | 2.00pm

Monday 30 December (Relaxed Performance - Visual Story) 2.00pm
Tuesday 31 December 2.00pm
   
   
   

Reviews

"As dark, intoxicating and weirdly festive as a Christmas glass of Tia Maria, The Sleeping Beauties is aptly bewitching, spellbinding, enchanting. A beautiful, unsettling take on a familiar classic." ***** Western Mail

"The Sleeping Beauties is a heartfelt, funny, consistently entertaining, and highly imaginative remix of the traditional story." Othniel Smith British Theatre Guide

'#TheSleepingBeauties @ShermanCymru is hilarious - a magical, quirky production. And the Brownies all loved it too from what we could hear!'
I Loves The 'Diff - @ILovesTheDiff

"It Shines" Susie Wild, The Stage

"Confident and heartfelt performances" Wales Arts Review

"Takes a fairy tale we know and love, and makes it new, and spell-binding, and beautiful."
Johnson Babies Blogger

Cast & Team

By: Robert Alan Evans

Director: Roisin McBrinn

Designer: Rachael Canning

Composer and Musical Director: Lucy Rivers

Lighting Designer: Sally Ferguson

Movement Director: Yael Loewenstein 

Cast: Lisa Jen Brown, Matthew Bulgo, Gruffudd Glyn, Bettrys Jones, Gwawr Loader, Adam Scales, Molly Vevers


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