Turning a much-loved story on its head with an intriguing modern twist, Tea Break Theatre will present a Zoom-based re-working of Sleeping Beauty? this December, featuring puppetry, original music and comedy.
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?
Starring Felicity Sparks, Alicia McKenzie, Chris Dobson and Molly Small, this is uplifting and enlightening tale will explore how being honest about our emotions and identity can help our mental wellbeing. Sleeping Beauty? hopes to help adults and children alike feel grounded and empowered, in what for many has felt like a chaotic and uncontrollable year.
Written and directed by Katharine Armitage (Big Finish’s Doctor Who Audio Adventures; Funny Women Writing Award finalist, 2020), Sleeping Beauty? is a fairy-tale for the 21st century. Families will be transported into a magical fairy-tale world, while exploring the feelings of loneliness, community, and isolation that have been heightened during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
Age guidance: Sleeping Beauty? is suitable for ages 3+ (perfect for children aged 4 to 9).
Tickets: Ensuring theatre is accessible for all families this Christmas, Tea Break Theatre will be using a ‘pay what you can’ ticketing system, where low cost and free tickets are available for those who need them most.
Get tickets at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/teabreaktheatre