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    Sleeping Beauty

    6 Dec - 11 Jan 2014

      Never was a child more blessed – beloved daughter of a King & Queen, treasured Princess, watched over by a gaggle of doting Fairy Godmothers. And then came the fateful day of her christening.

      Once upon a time, in a glittering castle, in a land far far away, friends and family gather to celebrate a baby’s birth, her Godmothers bestowing gifts of beauty, wit and grace. But not everyone’s in the mood for celebrating. One very bad-tempered guest that the King and Queen forgot to invite has turned up anyway with a terrible curse to announce – one day the Princess will prick her finger and falls asleep for a hundred years!

      And the rest, as they say, is Panto – this year with a futuristic twist!

      Damsels in distress, heroes to the rescue, an hilarious Mercury Dame and a host of other much-loved characters are at the ready to bring you music and laughter in one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

      Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without the Mercury Theatre’s annual feel-good festive treat, so grab the chance to book earlier than ever this year to get the best seats in the house!

      Fun for all the family.

       

      2107
      Mercury Main Theatre
      • Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

      Box Office: 01206 573948

      The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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      Cast
      Stephanie Hockley
      Stephanie Hockley
      Sleeping Beauty
      David Ahmad
      David Ahmad
      Davis
      Neil Bromley
      Neil Bromley
      Nanny
      Emma Salvo
      Emma Salvo
      Fairy Crystal
      Kate Copeland
      Kate Copeland
      Old Woman
      Sarah Head
      Sarah Head
      Queen/Betty
      Jonny Fines
      Jonny Fines
      Justin/Ronnie
      Simon Pontin
      Simon Pontin
      King/Sid
      Melissa Dean
      Melissa Dean
      Secretary/Fairy/Patch
      Craig Painting
      Craig Painting
      First Secretary/Fairy/Gnashers
      Creatives
      Tony Casement
      Tony Casement
      Director
      Richard Reeday
      Richard Reeday
      Musical Director
      Adam Rustidge
      Adam Rustidge
      Musician - Bass
      Marcus Christensen
      Marcus Christensen
      Sound Designer
      Mark Dymock
      Mark Dymock
      Lighting Designer
      James Bernardis
      James Bernardis
      Musician - Drums/Percussion
      Sally Rapier
      Sally Rapier
      Choreographer
      Daryl Sharman
      Daryl Sharman
      Musician - Guitar
      Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
      Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane
      Casting
      Jonathan Petherbridge
      Jonathan Petherbridge
      Writer
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