The Sleeping Beauty

by Brian Way

The Sleeping Beauty was first produced by the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent in 1964. We believe Theatre Centre toured the production in 1973, when it was presented at College Theatre; college of Art & Design, Brampton Road, Carlisle. Written for family audiences, the production included elements of audience participation particularly targeted at audience members aged 5-8 years old.


Characters (1973)

A Town Crier: John Neal
The King: Charles Rogers
The Queen: Rosemary Simonds
The Lord Chamberlain: Richard Brinnand
The Royal Nurse: Lynne Verrall
Mr. Precious: Michael Burns
General Lifelong: Raymond Lang
The Royal Chef: Paul Foulds
Simple: Jeremy Truelove
Wicked Godmother: Christine Way
Good Godmother: Jenni Hinkes
Royal Gardener: John Neal
Princess Carol: Lynne Verrall
Pirate Captain: John Neal
Bosun: Michael Burns
1st Sailor: Raymond Lang
2nd Sailor: Richard Brinnand
3rd Sailor: Charles Rogers
4th Sailor: Paul Foulds
5th Sailor: Rosemary Simonds

Creative Team (1973)

Stage Director: Colin Burns
Lighting: Paul S.Thomas
Sound: Susan Bennett-Urwin
Properties’ Mistress: Paula Montie
Assistant Stage Manager: Joseph Walters
Wardrobe Mistress: Margaret Wredden
Wardrobe Assistants: Frances Hedges, Philippa Dyson
Fights: Tony Wredden

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held by the British Library.

"Have no fear. We still have time. Whatever plot is made against the princess now, can only really start to happen when the hundred years are over. We still have time, but all of you must help me."

Good Godmother

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