Sleeping Beauty pantomime to play at Liverpool's The Hope Street Theatre

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A pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty will play at Liverpool’s The Hope Street Theatre this December.

The festive production will run from 16 December to 30 December with a host of local talent on the cast.


Casting her wicked ways as Carabosse will be Liverpool Live’s very own Lesley Butler, who will be joined by the station’s breakfast host and presenter of the UK’s longest running family show Joytime Aaron Hayes as the deliciously divine Dame Dolly.

Lucy Forrester will captivate young and old alike as the beautiful Princess Aurora. Local performer Brian Comer will delight with his hilarious antics as Fester the Jester.

Finally, Gabrielle Dams will try to ensure a smooth sailing for our heroine as the magical Fairy Spells and making his professional pantomime debut will be Tony George-Owens as the handsome Prince Henry.

Producer Christopher Jones of Just Entertainment said: “I am so excited to be bringing pantomime back to The Hope Street Theatre, the intimate venue is just perfect for our first pantomime at the venue. We have some special magical touches being added to the space and an amazing cast of local talent that will totally enthral you and ensure you of a totally enchanting time.”

Sleeping Beauty has been written by Christopher Jones, with direction by Linda Withers and will feature choreography by Jenna Rushton. The company will be joined by an adult ensemble from Liverpool Theatre School and a Junior Ensemble from Performers Theatre School.

A special relaxed performance will take place on Tuesday, 21 December at 6PM and a BSL signed performance will take place on 28 December at 6PM.

Tickets are available online via

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